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Theodor Meron

Print publication date: 1986

Print ISBN-13: 9780198255406

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255406.001.0001

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The European Convention on Human Rights *

The European Convention on Human Rights *

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(p.494) (p.495) Chapter 13 The European Convention on Human Rights*
Source:
Human Rights in International Law
Author(s):

Rosalyn Higgins

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255406.003.0013

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

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