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The European Court of Human Rights between Law and Politics$
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Jonas Christoffersen and Mikael Rask Madsen

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199694495

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694495.001.0001

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The Birth of the European Convention on Human Rights—and the European Court of Human Rights

The Birth of the European Convention on Human Rights—and the European Court of Human Rights

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(p.17) 2 The Birth of the European Convention on Human Rights—and the European Court of Human Rights
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The European Court of Human Rights between Law and Politics
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Ed Bates

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694495.003.0002

This chapter addresses the background to the creation of the ECHR. From before the drafting within the Council of Europe, the chapter examines the actual drafting of the Convention by the Consultative Assembly and the Member States of the Council. The chapter comments on how the Convention was perceived in 1950, when it was opened for signature, and the form that the original supervisory machinery took at that stage. The emphasis then was placed on the (now defunct) European Commission of Human Rights; the Court was an optional institution and there was no certainty that it would even be established.

Keywords:   ECHR, Council of Europe, Consultative Assembly, 1950

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