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

Harris, O'Boyle, and Warbrick: Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (5th edn)  

David HarrisEmeritus Professor, University of NottinghamClose
Michael O'BoyleFormer Deputy Registrar, European Court of Human Rights (2006 -2015)Close
Ed BatesAssociate Professor, University of LeicesterClose
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Carla M. BuckleyInternational Human Rights LawyerClose
Published in Print: 22 March 2023 Published Online:August 2023
ISBN: 9780198862000
Publisher:Oxford University Press


This fifth edition of Law of the European Convention on Human Rights builds on the great strengths of earlier editions. An up-to-date account of Strasbourg case law and its underlying principles, this title facilitates an understanding of this key area of law. It explores the extent of the Convention’s influence upon the legal development of the contracting states, and reveals exactly how such a considerable impact has been achieved and maintained. It sets out and critically analyses the Strasbourg jurisprudence on each Convention Article that constitutes the substantive guarantee, and examines the system of supervision. The Convention is firmly established in Europe’s constitutional landscape, providing common human rights standards for the continent. National parliaments and courts must constantly look to the Convention when legislating and deciding cases, or run the risk of adverse Strasbourg judgments with which they must then comply. For all states, the Convention has been made enforceable in their national courts. The fifth edition takes account of Strasbourg jurisprudence responding to new human rights crises in Europe resulting from the erosion of the rule of law in some states, the Covid pandemic and recent inter-state armed conflict.

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