General Principles of the European Convention on Human Rights

by Janneke Gerards

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  • 9781108718288
  • 9781108750967
  • 9781316997147
The European Convention of Human Rights is one of the world's most important and influential human rights documents. It owes its value mainly to the European Court of Human Rights, which applies the Convention rights in individual cases. This book offers a clear insight into the concepts and principles that are key to understanding the European Convention and the Court's case-law. It explains how the Court generally approaches the many cases brought before it and which tools help it to decide on these cases, illustrated by numerous examples taken from the Court's judgements. Core issues discussed are the types of Convention rights (such as absolute rights); the structure of the Court's Convention rights review; principles and methods of interpretation (such as common ground interpretation and the use of precedent); positive and negative obligations; vertical and horizontal effect; the margin of appreciation doctrine; and requirements for the restriction of Convention rights.
  • Cambridge University Press; March 2019
  • ISBN: 9781108750967
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  • Title: General Principles of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Author: Janneke Gerards
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781108718288
  • 9781108750967
  • 9781316997147

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'Professor Gerards' book is a splendid contribution to the literature on the European Convention on Human Rights. With copious quotations from the judgements, the author demonstrates how rich and significant the jurisprudence on Convention principles has become. A must-read for anyone interested in the Strasbourg system and human rights law generally.' Steven Greer, University of Bristol