The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) entered into force on September 3, 1953; it has binding effect on all (47) Member States of the Council of Europe. It grants the people of Europe a number of fundamental rights and freedoms (right to life, prohibition of torture, prohibition of slavery and forced labour, right to liberty and security, right to a fair trial, no punishment without law, right to respect for private and family life, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, right to marry, right to an effective remedy, prohibition of discrimination) plus some more by additional protocols to the Convention (Protocols 1 (ETS No. 009), 4 (ETS No. 046), 6 (ETS No. 114), 7 (ETS No. 117), 12 (ETS No. 177) and 13 (ETS No. 187)).The States are bound by the Court's decisions. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe make sure that the decisions are properly executed. The european Court receives thousands of petitions annually, demonstrating the immense impact of the Convention and the Strasbourg Court. This Commentary deals with the Convention systematically, article-by-article, considering the development and scope of each article, together with the relevant case-law (also the domestic case-law), the relevant provisions of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, and legal doctrine.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] SHORT COMMENTARY ON THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS|
|Number of pages||949|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- A Commentary
- Commentario articolo per articolo
- Convenzione europea dei diritti dell'uomo
- European Convention on Human Rights