The European Convention on Human Rights: A Commentary is the first complete article-by-article commentary on the ECHR and its Protocols in English. This book provides an entry point for every part of the Convention: the substance of the rights, the workings of the Court, and the enforcement of its judgments. A separate chapter is devoted to each distinct provision or article of the Convention as well as to Protocols 1, 4, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 16, which have not been incorporated in the Convention itself and remain applicable to present law.
Each chapter contains: a short introduction placing the provision within the context of international human rights law more generally; a review of the drafting history or preparatory work of the provision; a discussion of the interpretation of the text and the legal issues, with references to the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Commission on Human Rights; and a selective bibliography on the provision.
Through a thorough review of the ECHR this commentary is both exhaustive and concise. It is an accessible resource that is ideal for lawyers, students, journalists, and others with an interest in the world's most successful human rights regime.
Part One: Introduction Part Two: Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Part Three: Protocol No. 1 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Part Four: Protocol No. 4 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Securing Certain Rights and Freedoms Other Than Those Already Included in the Convention and in the First Protocol Thereto Part Five: Protocol No. 6 to theConvention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Concerning the Abolition of the Death Penalty Part Six: Protocol No. 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Part Seven: Protocol No. 12 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Part Eight: Protocol No. 13 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Concerning the Abolition of the Death Penalty in all Circumstances Part Nine: Protocol No 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
William A. Schabas is professor of international law at Middlesex University in London. He is also professor of international human law and human rights at Leiden University, emeritus professor of human rights law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and honorary chairman of the Irish Centre for Human Rights. Professor Schabas holds BA and MA degrees in history from the University of Toronto and LLB, LLM, and LLD degrees from the University of Montreal, as well as several honorary doctorates. He is the author of more than twenty books and 350 articles dealing with international human rights law, the International Criminal Court, and genocide, and is the author of the highly acclaimed Commentary on the International Criminal Court. Professor Schabas was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006. He was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2007.
Reviews for The European Convention on Human Rights: A Commentary
The Commentary is...among the finest published works on the Convention. It is, as one would expect, written with the erudition and authority of someone whose entire professional life has been closely associated with the international protection of human rights and with the Convention system. It is also a very well-structured work and the discussion of each Article of the Convention, both substantive and procedural, is prefaced with an invaluable introductory comment and a note on the drafting of the provision... More than that it is a pleasure to read... I welcome the Commentary without reservation and congratulate Professor Schabas very warmly for a work which will I predict swiftly become not only a leading work on the Convention system but an indispensable resource for all interested in what he calls one of the greatest stories of success in the modern protection of human rights. Sir Nicolas Bratza, the former President of the European Court of Human Rights