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A new edition was published, see:
Jacobs, White and Ovey: The European Convention on Human Rights 5th ed isbn 9780199543380

Jacobs and White: The European Convention on Human Rights 4th ed

ISBN13: 9780199288106
ISBN: 0199288100
New Edition ISBN: 9780199543380
Previous Edition ISBN: 0198765800
Published: February 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This new edition has been fully revised and updated to take account of all the significant developments since 2002. It includes full treatment of a number of major judgments of the Court in recent years. Both the procedure for bringing a claim before the Strasbourg Court and the substantive law of the Convention are covered.

The book follows the structure of the Convention itself in explaining the key principles established by the case law of the Court of Human Rights. All these developments are explained in a narrative style which is aimed squarely at those needing an in-depth analysis of the work of the European Convention on Human Rights, whether as students or practitioners.

Written in an accessible style, those new to the subject will obtain a comprehensive understanding of the work of the Strasbourg organs and the current state of European convention case law.

  • Takes full account of recent case law of the Court of Human Rights
  • Reflects an increasing volume of case law from the new Contracting States (of central and eastern Europe), especially on elections and free movement
  • Key new cases include Ilascu and others v Moldova and Russia; Boronowski v Poland; Enhorn v Sweden; Hirst v United Kingdom (no. 2); Sahin v Turkey; Nachova v Bulgaria; Glass v United Kingdom; Smoleanu v Romania; Ocalan v Turkey
  • Court's Opinion on competence to give advisory opinions fully considered
  • Updated bibliography on the European Convention

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
1. Context, background and institutions
2. The scope of the Convention
3. Principles of interpretation
4. The right to life
5. Prohibition of torture
6. Protection from slavery and forced labour
7. Personal liberty and security
8. The right to a fair trial in civil and criminal cases
9. Aspects of the criminal process
10. Limitations common to Articles 8 to 11
11. Protection of private and family life
12. Freedom of thought, conscience and religion
13. Freedom of expression
14. Freedom of assembly and association
15. Protection of property
16. The right to education
17. The right to free elections
18. Freedom of movement
19. Freedom from discrimination
20. Abuses
21. Derogations in emergency situations
22. Reservations
23. The right to an effective remedy
24. Proceedings before the Court
25. The role of the Committee of Ministers
26. Results and prospects
Appendix: text of European Convention
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