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Jacobs and White, the European Convention on Human Rights
Ovey, Clare.
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Third edition / Clare Ovey and Robin White.
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
xlvii, 506 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: The European Convention on Human Rights. 2nd ed. / Francis G. Jacobs and Robin C.A. White. c1996.
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The ECHR protects human rights in more than 40 European countries. If states fail to meet standards required by the Convention, victims of violations can complain to the Strasbourg Court. This book examines both the substance and procedure under the ECHR, and follows the structure of theConvention itself in explaining the key principles established by Strasbourg case law and procedural aspects of bringing a claim before the Court.This new edition has been fully revised and updated to take account of all significant developments since 1995. In particular, the book focuses on the work of the new Court which has already handed down significant judgments under many articles of the European Convention. Both the procedure forbringing a claim before the Strasbourg Court and the substantive law of the Convention are covered. The book follows the structure of the Convention itself in explaining the key principles established by the case law of the Court of Human Rights. All these developments are explained in a narrativestyle which is aimed squarely at students and those needing an in-depth analysis of the work of the European Convention on Human Rights. Those new to the subject will obtain a comprehensive understanding of the work of the Strasbourg organs and the current state of European Convention caselaw.

Author Notes

Clare Ovey is a Legal Officer with the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg Robin C A White is Dean of Law at the University of Leicester and co-editor of the European Law Review

Table of Contents

1 Historical Background and Institutions
2 The Scope of the Convention
3 Principles of Interpretation
4 The Right to Life
5 Prohibition of Torture
6 Protection from Slavery and Forced Labour
7 Personal Liberty and Security
8 The Right to a Fair Trial in Civil and Criminal Cases
9 Aspects of the Criminal Process
10 Limitations common to Articles 8-11
11 Protection of Private and Family Life
12 Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion
13 Freedom of Expression
14 Freedom of Assembly and Association
15 Protection of Property
16 The Right to Education
17 The Right to Free Elections
18 Freedom of Movement
19 Freedom from Discrimination
20 Abuses
21 Derogations in Emergency Situations
22 Reservations
23 The Right to an Effective Remedy
24 Proceedings before the Court
25 The Role of the Committee of Ministers
26 Results and Prospects