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A Practitioner's Guide to the European Convention on Human Rights

A Practitioner's Guide to the European Convention on Human Rights
6th Edition
Practice Area:  Human Rights
ISBN:  9780414082397
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Author:Karen Reid
Publication Date:  04 Nov 2020
Format:  eBook - ProView
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This is a practical and detailed reference guide to the procedure for taking a case to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). As well as explaining the principles of the European Convention on Human Rights (and its role in UK law), the book provides step-by-step guidance on the practices and procedures involved in bringing a case before the ECHR, ensuring that practitioners have a comprehensive guide to practising in the Court. The 6th has been revised to reflect recent statutory developments such as coming into force of Protocols 15 and 16 and case laws concerning issues such as surrogacy, migrants’ rights, privacy of email and internet at work (among other things).


Key features
  • Provides a fully updated text covering both the key procedural matters and points of principle established in recent case law
  • Identifies problem areas with the Convention and offers possible solutions.
  • Provides a full explanation of the principles of the European Convention on Human Rights as well as the European Court’s approach to those principles
  • Includes detailed summaries of relevant case law on subjects ranging from Forced Labour to Mental Health and the impact those decisions have on those practising at the European Court, with reference to the relevant article of the European Convention and a list of key case law
  • Gives step-by-step advice on successfully preparing and bringing a case before the European Court of Human Rights
  • Highlights remedies and damages that can be expected in a detailed section dealing with just satisfaction awards
  • Contains all tools and materials relevant to practitioners preparing and bringing cases before the European Court of Human Rights including: The 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: Dates of entry into force; Article 63 declaration; Application form and explanatory note; Legal aid rates and Practice directions
New material in the 6th Edition:

There are three new chapters in the new 6th edition including:
  • Abuse in restriction of rights (Article 18)
  • Disabilities
  • Sports
There are also updated versions of Part IA ‘Procedure’ and Part IB ‘Admissibility checklist’ which covers procedural changes and admissibility criteria including the imminent changes with Protocol No. 15.

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