Jacobs, White & Ovey: The European Convention on Human Rights (7th edition)

Bernadette Rainey; Elizabeth Wicks; Clare Ovey

The seventh edition of Jacobs, White & Ovey: The European Convention on Human Rights is a clear and concise companion to this increasingly important and extensive area of the law. The authors examine each of the Convention rights in turn, explore the pivotal cases in each area and examine the principles that underpin the Court's decisions. The focus on the European Convention itself, rather than its implementation in any one member state, makes this book essential reading for all students looking for a concise yet authoritative overview of the work of the Strasbourg Court. Online Resource Centre The text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre that features updates on cases and legislation since publication as well as links to useful websites and further reading on the European Convention.


Part 1: Institutions and Procedures
1 Context, background, and institutions
2 Proceedings before the court
3 Supervising the enforcement of judgments
4 Interpreting the convention
5 The scope of the convention
6 Reservations and derogations
Part 2: Convention Rights
7 The right to an effective remedy
8 The right to life
9 Prohibition of torture
10 Protection from slavery and forced labour
11 Personal liberty and security
12 The right to a fair trial in civil and criminal cases
13 Aspects of the criminal process
14 Limitations common to articles 8-11
15 Protecting family life
16 Protecting private life, the home, and correspondence
17 Freedom of thought, conscience, and religion
18 Freedom of expression
19 Freedom of assembly and association
20 Protection of property
21 The right to education
22 The right to free elections
23 Freedom of movement
24 Freedom from discrimination
Part 3: Reflections
25 Results and prospects