Law of the European Convention on Human Rights 4th Edition



David Harris, Michael O'Boyle, Ed Bates, and Carla Buckley

  • Critically examines the substantive content of each of the basic rights of the Convention, and successive Protocols as well as explaining the history and likely development of the law
  • Sets the Convention in its international context by examining its relationship with national and European Union law
  • Fully explores the extent of the Convention's influence on the legal development of the contracting states and reveals exactly how such a powerful authority has been achieved and maintained
  • Now in its fourth edition, Harris, O'Boyle, and Warbrick's Law of the European Convention on Human Rights, remains an indispensable resource for undergraduates, postgraduates, and practitioners alike.

    The new edition builds on the strengths of previous editions, providing an up-to-date, clear, and comprehensive account of Strasbourg case law and its underlying principles. It sets out and critically analyses each Convention article (including those addressed by relevant Protocols), and thoroughly examines the system of supervision. The book also addresses the pressures and challenges facing the Strasbourg system in the twenty-first century.
  • Part I: The European Convention on Human Rights in Context
    1:The European Convention on Human Rights in context
    Part II: Enforcement Machinery
    2:Admissibility of applications
    3:The European Court of Human Rights: Organization, practice, and procedure
    4:The execution of the Court's judgments
    Part III: The Rights Guaranteed
    5:Article 2: The right to life
    6:Article 3: Freedom from torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
    7:Article 4: Freedom from slavery, servitude, or forced or compulsory labour
    8:Article 5: The right to liberty and security of the person
    9:Article 6: The right to a fair trial
    10:Article 7: Freedom from retroactive criminal offences and punishment
    11:Article 8: The right to respect for private and family life, home, and correspondence
    12:Article 9: Freedom of thought, conscience, and religion
    13:Article 10: Freedom of expression
    14:Article 11: Freedom of assembly and association
    15:Article 12: The right to marry and to found a family
    16:Article 13: The right to an effective national remedy
    17:Article 14 (Freedom from discrimination in respect of protected convention rights) and Protocol 12 (Non-discrimination in respect of 'any right set forth by law')
    18:Article 15: Derogation in time of war or other public emergency threatening the life of the nation
    19:Articles 16-18: Other restrictions upon the rights
    20:Article 1, First Protocol: The right to property
    21:Article 2, First Protocol: The right to education
    22:Article 3, First Protocol: The right to free elections
    23:The fourth, sixth, seventh, and thirteenth protocols
  • David Harris, Emeritus Professor in Residence and Co-Director Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham, Michael O'Boyle, Ed Bates, LLB, LLM, LLD (HON) Deputy Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights (2006-2015), and Carla Buckley, Research Fellow, Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham

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