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The European Convention on Human Rights<sup>*</sup>

Rosalyn Higgins

in Human Rights in International Law

Published in print June 1986 | ISBN: 9780198255406
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681592 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255406.003.0013
The European Convention on Human Rights*

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This chapter discusses the European Convention on Human Rights. It starts with an important conceptual discussion, stressing the cultural, political, and philosophical context in which human rights jurisprudence is rooted, and then moves on to the implementation machinery. The discussion benefits from the availability of the rich body of jurisprudence of the European Commission of Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights. Out of the various human rights protected by the European Convention and the Protocols, the chapter focuses on a number of rights, such as the freedom from torture, which are crucial to an understanding of the European Convention. These rights are discussed through case studies. Teaching suggestions, syllabus, and bibliographies are provided at the end of the chapter.

Keywords: jurisprudence; implementation; protection; human rights; European Commission; European Court

Chapter.  24577 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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