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(p. 3) 1. Context, Background, and Institutions 

(p. 3) 1. Context, Background, and Institutions
(p. 3) 1. Context, Background, and Institutions

Bernadette Rainey

, Elizabeth Wicks

, and Andclare Ovey

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date: 15 June 2021

This chapter examines the history and institutions associated with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). It discusses the content of the European Convention, the system of protection it offers, its relationship with other international courts and tribunals, and the role of the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe in the enforcement of the human rights provisions.

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