Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Travaux Préparatoires Available Online

For all those interested in the historical roots of the ECHR, but with no direct access to an academic library, I can recommend the site of the Court's own library. The site contains a full page with links to the Travaux Préparatoires of the Convention, in both French and English. A great resource, although the site adds a caveat of its own:

The Travaux Préparatoires documents are internal working documents of the Registry which were produced at a certain time and for a certain purpose. There is no guarantee of their completeness and they should not be cited. The information they contain should be cross-checked against the published work in 8 volumes which is the official version of the Travaux Préparatoires. Citations should be made to this work.


Anonymous said...

The above link does not work

Antoine Buyse said...

Thanks for notifying me - I repaired the link (the Court had apparently changed the url in the meantime)