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Jacobs, White, and Ovey: The European Convention on Human Rights

Eighth Edition

Bernadette Rainey, Pamela McCormick, and Clare Ovey

December 2020

ISBN: 9780198847137

792 pages

In Stock

Price: £39.99

The most concise and precise account to look at each of the Convention rights and their pivotal cases.



Explores the key principles underpinning the decisions made by the European Court of Human Rights, and provides a guide to the pivotal cases in each area.

  • The authors - one academic and two practitioners in the Council of Europe Convention system - have the combined experience to give accurate and insightful commentary on Strasbourg case law and procedure
  • From the overwhelming amount of Strasbourg case law, the authors have selected the most essential cases to cover, resulting in an authoritative yet concise overview
  • Useful to students throughout Europe as it focuses on the European Convention, and the process and decisions of the Court, rather than the application of the Convention in any specific state
  • Maps course structure by examining each Convention right in turn, making coverage easy to find and follow

New to this edition

  • Covers the most significant developments since the publication of the seventh edition, in particular the adoption of Protocol 16 and the first advisory opinion of the Court
  • Includes a new section on the liability of state-owned enterprises
  • Examines case law in developing areas including new technologies
  • A revised concluding chapter reviews the ECHR's achievements, the relationship between the Court and the member states, and the future of the Court

About the Author(s)

Bernadette Rainey, Senior Lecturer in Law, Cardiff School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University, Pamela McCormick, Registry Lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, and Clare Ovey, Head of the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg

Table of Contents

    Part 1: Institutions and Procedures
    1:Context, background, and institutions
    2:Proceedings before the court
    3:Supervising the enforcement of judgments
    4:Interpreting the convention
    5:The scope of the convention
    6:Reservations and derogations
    Part 2: Convention Rights
    7:The right to an effective remedy
    8:The right to life
    9:Prohibition of ill-treatment
    10:Protection from slavery and forced labour
    11:Personal liberty and security
    12:The right to a fair trial in civil and criminal cases
    13:Aspects of the criminal process
    14:Limitations common to articles 8-11
    15:Protecting family life
    16:Protecting private life, the home, and correspondence
    17:Freedom of thought, conscience, and religion
    18:Freedom of expression
    19:Freedom of assembly and association
    20:Protection of property
    21:The right to education
    22:The right to free elections
    23:Freedom of movement
    24:Freedom from discrimination
    Part 3: Reflections
    25:Results and prospects


"Review from previous edition An indispensable companion to the study of European human rights law at all levels." - Panos Kapotas, Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth

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