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Theory and practice of the European Convention on Human Rights

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Summary

  • This book provides a systematic and comprehensive overview of the functioning of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and its application by the European Court of Human Rights.
  • "Since the first edition of Theory and Practice of the European Convention on Human Rights forty years ago, this book has become the leading reference in the field of human rights in Europe. It provides a systematic and comprehensive overview of the functioning of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and its application by the European Court of Human Rights. With Protocol No. 14 entering into force on 1 June 2010, the protection of human rights in Europe and the case law of the Court have seen a dynamic development during the last decade. A completely new edition of Theory and Practice of the European Convention on Human Rights was thus very much needed. This fifth edition is again an accessible, easy-to-use, complete and up-to-date reference book, which provides an essential source of information for the practitioners, theorists and students in the field of human rights." -- Publisher's website.

Notes

  • "With contributions by Yutaka Arai, Sjoerd Bakker, Tom Barkhuysen, Hemme Battjes, Maya Beeler-Sigron, Edwin Bleichrodt, Hansko Broeksteeg, Antoine Buyse, Karin de Vries, Masha Fedorova, Cees Flinterman, Janneke Gerards, Yves Haeck, Clara Burbano Herrera, Oswald Jansen, Laurens Lavrysen, Koen Lemmens, Joachim Meese, Stefan Sottiaux, Frederik Swennen, Bas van Bockel, Michiel van Emmerik, Arjen van Rijn, Marjolein van Roosmalen, Ben Vermeulen, Cornelis Wouters and Leo Zwaak." -- Publisher's website.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • 1. General survey of the Convention -- 2. Procedure before the Court -- 3. Supervision -- 4. System of restrictions -- 5. Relationship between the Convention and the EU -- 6. Right to life -- 7. Prohibition of torture and other inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment -- 8. Prohibition of slavery and forced labour -- 9. Right to liberty and security -- 10. Right to a fair trial -- 11. No punishment without law -- 12. Right to respect for private and family life -- 13. Freedom of thought, conscience and religion -- 14. Freedom of expression -- 15. Freedom of assembly and association -- 16. Right to marry -- 17. Protection of property -- 18. Right to education -- 19. Right to free elections -- 20. Prohibition of imprisonment for debt -- 21. Freedom of movement -- 22. Prohibition of expulsion of nationals -- 23. Prohibition of collective expulsion of aliens -- 24. Abolition of the death penalty -- 25. Procedural safeguards relating to expulsion of aliens -- 26. Right to appeal in criminal matters -- 27. Compensation for wrongful conviction -- 28. Right not to be tried or punished twice -- 29. Equality between spouses -- 30. Prohibition of discrimination -- 31. Abolition of the death penalty in time of war -- 32. Right to an effective remedy -- 33. Derogation in time of emergency -- 34. Restrictions on political activity of aliens -- 35. Prohibition of the abuse of rights -- 36. Prohibition of the misuse of power -- 37. Reservations