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Harris, O'Boyle, and Warbrick: Law of the European Convention on Human Rights

Fourth Edition

David Harris, Michael O'Boyle, Ed Bates, and Carla Buckley

August 2018

ISBN: 9780198785163

1,056 pages

In Stock

Price: £44.99

Thorough, article by article guide to the Convention, covering the case law and its underlying principles as well as the history and likely development of the law



This seminal text offers a comprehensive account of the case law of the ECHR and its underlying principles. It provides a guide to decisions under the Convention and its protocols, article by article, as well as explaining the history and likely development of the law.

  • Critically examines the substantive content of each of the basic rights of the Convention, and successive Protocols as well as explaining the history and likely development of the law
  • Sets the Convention in its international context by examining its relationship with national and European Union law
  • Fully explores the extent of the Convention's influence on the legal development of the contracting states and reveals exactly how such a powerful authority has been achieved and maintained

About the Author(s)

David Harris, Emeritus Professor in Residence and Co-Director Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham, Michael O'Boyle, Ed Bates, LLB, LLM, LLD (HON) Deputy Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights (2006-2015), and Carla Buckley, Research Fellow, Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham

Table of Contents

    Part I: The European Convention on Human Rights in Context
    1:The European Convention on Human Rights in context
    Part II: Enforcement Machinery
    2:Admissibility of applications
    3:The European Court of Human Rights: Organization, practice, and procedure
    4:The execution of the Court's judgments
    Part III: The Rights Guaranteed
    5:Article 2: The right to life
    6:Article 3: Freedom from torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
    7:Article 4: Freedom from slavery, servitude, or forced or compulsory labour
    8:Article 5: The right to liberty and security of the person
    9:Article 6: The right to a fair trial
    10:Article 7: Freedom from retroactive criminal offences and punishment
    11:Article 8: The right to respect for private and family life, home, and correspondence
    12:Article 9: Freedom of thought, conscience, and religion
    13:Article 10: Freedom of expression
    14:Article 11: Freedom of assembly and association
    15:Article 12: The right to marry and to found a family
    16:Article 13: The right to an effective national remedy
    17:Article 14 (Freedom from discrimination in respect of protected convention rights) and Protocol 12 (Non-discrimination in respect of 'any right set forth by law')
    18:Article 15: Derogation in time of war or other public emergency threatening the life of the nation
    19:Articles 16-18: Other restrictions upon the rights
    20:Article 1, First Protocol: The right to property
    21:Article 2, First Protocol: The right to education
    22:Article 3, First Protocol: The right to free elections
    23:The fourth, sixth, seventh, and thirteenth protocols

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