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(p. 84) 5. The Scope of the Convention 

(p. 84) 5. The Scope of the Convention
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(p. 84) 5. The Scope of the Convention
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Bernadette Rainey

, Elizabeth Wicks

, and Andclare Ovey

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198767749.003.0005
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date: 25 August 2019

This chapter examines the scope of the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). It discusses the concept of jurisdiction in Article 1 of the Convention, including extraterritorial jurisdiction and jurisdiction over breakaway or autonomous regions, and the liability for acts of international organisations. The chapter highlights the centrality of Article 1 to the multilevel system of protection set in place by the ECHR and analyses some relevant cases.

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