Fundamental Rights in Europe: The European Convention on Human Rights and its Member States, 1950…

Hardcover | December 1, 2001

EditorRobert Blackburn, Jorg Polakiewicz

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This book studies the law, working and effect of membership of the European Convention on Human Rights within thirty-two European states. Part I of the book explains and discusses the machinery of the Convention including the Court of Human Rights and considers comparative aspects withrespect to its application and effect on individual member states. Part II then comprises thirty-two chapters each focusing on a particular member state, written by a leading judge, jurist or practitioner in or from the country concerned. Part III contains a selection of key documentation forreference purposes including very recent publications or reports on topical developments such as judicial appointments or the new protocol on non-discrimination. This large volume is by far the most comprehensive and up-to-date account of the ECHR in the domestic law and practice of member states,and has been prepared in association with the Council of Europe directorate of human rights to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Convention in 1950. The book will be of special interest in the UK where the ECHR has recently been incorporated into its own domestic law under the terms of the Human Rights Act 1998. The editors, Robert Blackburn, Professor of Constitutional Law in the University of London and UK Legal Consultant to the Council of Europe Directorate of Human Rights, and J"org Pokakiwicz, Adviser in the Legal Directorate and Treaty Office of the Council of Europe, are recognised authorities onEuropean human rights law.

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This book studies the law, working and effect of membership of the European Convention on Human Rights within thirty-two European states. Part I of the book explains and discusses the machinery of the Convention including the Court of Human Rights and considers comparative aspects withrespect to its application and effect on individua...

Robert Blackburn is Professor of Constitutional Law in the University of London Jorg Polakiewicz is Deputy Head of the Legal Advice Department and Treaty Office of the Council of Europe

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1056 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 2.44 inPublished:December 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PART I: Introductory: International and Comparative Aspects of the EHCR and its Member States1. Robert Blackburn: The Institutions and Processes of the Convention2. Jorg Polakiewicz: The Status of the Convention in National Law3. Jorg Polakiewicz: The Execution of the Judgments of the Court of Human Rights4. Robert Blackburn: Current Developments, Assessment and ProspectsPART II: The Effect of the EHCR on the Legal and Political Systems of Member States5. Hannes Tretter: AUSTRIA6. Silvio and Philippe Marcus-Helmons: BELGIUM7. Alexander Arabadjiev: BULGARIA8. Andreas Nicolas Loizou: CYPRUS9. Dalibor Jilek and Mahulena Hofmann: CZECH REPUBLIC10. Peter Germer: DENMARK11. Rait Maruste: ESTONIA12. Allan Rosas: FINLAND13. Catherine Dupre: FRANCE14. Andreas Zimmermann: GERMANY15. Krateros Ioannou: GREECE16. Hanna Bokor-Szego and Monika Weller: HUNGARY17. Gudrun Gauksdottir: ICELAND18. Donncha O'Connell: IRELAND19. Enzo Meriggiola: ITALY20. Vilenas Vadapalas: LITHUANIA21. Dean Spielmann: LUXEMBOURG22. Joseph Said Pullicino: MALTA23. Leo F. Zwaak: NETHERLANDS24. Erik Mose: NORWAY25. Andrew Drzemczewski and Marek Antoni Nowicki: POLAND26. Joao Madureira: PORTUGAL27. Renate Weber: ROMANIA28. Maxim Ferschtman: RUSSIA29. Milan Blasko: SLOVAK REPUBLIC30. Arne Mavcic: SLOVENIA31. Guillermo Escober Roca: SPAIN32. Iain Cameron: SWEDEN33. Marco Borghi: SWITZERLAND34. E. Yasemin Ozdek and Emine Karacaoglu: TURKEY35. Victor Potapenko and Pavlo Pushkar: UKRAINE36. Robert Blackburn: UNITED KINGDOMIndex

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`Provides a fascinating account of how the Convention has affected the law in 32 member states of the Council of Europe. ... It is important for those who practice in the human rights field to realise that the subject matter is transnational and that comparative analysis is worthwhile. Thisbook provides a comprehensive and fascinating analysis of the impact of the Convention. Anyone who takes their human rights practice seriously should have this book: there is no real prospect of anything more comprehensive being produced.'Kris Gledhill, Lawzone, 13 Feb 2002