Taking a Case to the European Court of Human Rights

Paperback | September 11, 2011

byPhilip Leach

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Now in its third edition, Taking a Case to the European Court of Human Rights is written by an experienced human rights practitioner. It provides practical and accessible guidance on taking cases to the European Court of Human Rights. It incorporates a step-by-step approach to the litigationprocess, covering areas such as lodging the initial application, legal aid, costs, interim measures, friendly settlement, third party intervention, just satisfaction, enforcement of judgments, and Grand Chamber referrals. An explanation of the key principles underlying the European Convention on Human Rights precedes an expanded and up-to-date article-by-article commentary on the substantive law of the European Convention, including derogation, reservation, and damages. The new edition has been fully revised to takeaccount of the changes introduced by Protocol 14 in 2010.The book includes key substantive case law developments, commentary and guidance on the amended Court rules and new practice directions, and recent changes in the Court's processing of cases, together with advice and information on drafting pleadings, fact-finding and merits hearings before theCourt. The Court's admissibility criteria, a critical aspect of the Convention system, are dealt with in detail, and a comprehensive set of Court forms and other precedents are included in the appendices.

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Now in its third edition, Taking a Case to the European Court of Human Rights is written by an experienced human rights practitioner. It provides practical and accessible guidance on taking cases to the European Court of Human Rights. It incorporates a step-by-step approach to the litigationprocess, covering areas such as lodging the...

Philip Leach is a solicitor and Professor of Human Rights at London Metropolitan University. He is the Director of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC), based at London Metropolitan University. He is a member of the Editorial Board of European Human Rights Law Review and, in 2009, was appointed to the Independent Advisory ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:696 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 2 inPublished:September 11, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199585021

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Table of Contents

Sir Nicholas Bratza: ForewordPreface1. Introduction - The Council of Europe and the European Convention on Human Rights2. Practice and Procedure of the European Court: The Pre Judgement Phase3. Practice and Procedure of the European Court: Judgment and Enforcement4. Admissibility Criteria5. Underlying Convention Principles6. The Substantive Rights of the European Convention7. Derogation and Reservation8. Just Satisfaction (Article 41)9. Sources of Information on the European Convention on Human RightsAPPENDIX 1 - European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental FreedomsAPPENDIX 2 - Rules of CourtAPPENDIX 3 - The Court's Priority PolicyAPPENDIX 4 - Pilot Judgment ProcedureAPPENDIX 5 - Application FormAPPENDIX 6 - Form of AuthorityAPPENDIX 7 - Court Acknowledgement LettersAPPENDIX 8 - Legal Aid - a Practical GuideAPPENDIX 9 - Request for Legal AidAPPENDIX 10 - Legal Aid RatesAPPENDIX 11 - National Authorites Competant to Certify the Indigence of Applicants for the Purposes of Rule 102 of Chapter XI of the Rules of CourtAPPENDIX 12 - Notes for Guidance of Persons Appearing at Hearings Before the European Court of Human RightsAPPENDIX 13 - Table of Dates of Entry into Force of the Convention and its ProtocolsAPPENDIX 14 - Composition of the Court (and Sections)APPENDIX 15 - Single Judge Decision LetterAPPENDIX 16 - Committee Decision LettersAPPENDIX 17 - Rules of the Committee of MinistersAPPENDIX 18 - European Agreement Relating to Persons Participating in Proceedings of the European Court of Human RightsAPPENDIX 19 - Interlaken Decision

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Review from previous edition: "Its usefulness to practitioners and potential complainants cannot be overstated." --Commonwealth Law Journal