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The European Convention on Human Rights and the Conflict in Northern Ireland

Brice Dickson


This book provides a comprehensive account of the role played by the European Convention on Human Rights during the conflict in Northern Ireland from 1968. It studies the effectiveness of the Convention in protecting human rights in a society wracked by terrorism and deep political conflict, detailing the numerous applications lodged at Strasbourg relating to the conflict and considering how they were dealt with by the enforcement bodies. The book illustrates the limitations inherent in the Convention system but also demonstrates how the European Commission and Court of Human Rights gradually ... More

Keywords: Northern Ireland, human rights, terrorism, political conflict, Strasbourg, right to life, convention system, European commission, basic rights, civil unrest

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199571383
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571383.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brice Dickson, author
Professor of International and Comparative Law, Queen's University, Belfast