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General Principles of the European Convention on Human Rights


Janneke Gerards, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands


The European Convention on 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…

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Key features

  • Explains all relevant substantive concepts and principles of ECHR law in a coherent and understandable fashion to enable students to apply them in their professional work
  • Uses many examples of the Court's case-law to illustrate the relevance and meaning of the various general principles and concepts and to help students appreciate its practical applicability
  • Shows how the ECHR is also relevant to private law cases and contains many aspects of socio-economic rights, enabling students to see the ECHR's application in various fields of law, such as employment law or sustainability law

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