Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Book on ECHR and Marginalised Groups

Martinus Nijhoff Publishers has published the book 'The European Court of Human Rights and the rights of marginalised individuals and minorities in national context', edited by Dia Anagnostou and Evangelia Psychogiopoulou. They are both research fellows at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in Athens. The book approaches the topic by dealing with a number of country case studies. This is the abstract:

This volume explores the role of the ECtHR in protecting marginalised individuals and minorities. What factors and conditions have led growing numbers of such individuals and minorities to pursue their rights and freedoms in front of the ECtHR and how has the latter responded to these? Does the Convention and the jurisprudence of the Strasbourg Court enhance the protection of vulnerable groups at the national level and expand their rights? Or do they mainly tend to fill in relatively minor gaps or occasional lapses in national rights guarantees? Comprising a set of eight country-based case studies, this volume examines litigation on behalf of marginalised individuals and minorities, and the relevant ECtHR jurisprudence across the following countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, France, Italy, Turkey and the UK.
And this is the table of contents:

1. The Strasbourg Court, Democracy and the Protection of Marginalised Individuals and Minorities Dia Anagnostou;
2. Protecting Individuals from Vulnerable Groups and Minorities in the ECtHR: Litigation and Jurisprudence in Austria Kerstin Buchinger, Barbara Liegl and Astrid Steinkellner;
3. Protecting Individuals from Minorities and Other Vulnerable Groups in the European Court of Human Rights, Litigation and Jurisprudence: The Case of Bulgaria Yonko Grozev;
4. Protecting Individuals from Minorities and Vulnerable Groups in the European Court of Human Rights: Litigation and Jurisprudence in France Emmanuelle Bribosia, Isabelle Rorive and Amaya Úbeda de Torres;
5. The Protection of Marginalised Individuals and Minorities in Germany: The Role of National and European Judicial Mechanisms Christoph Gusy and Sebastian Müller;
6. The European Court of Human Rights in Greece: Litigation, Rights Protection and Vulnerable Groups Evangelia Psychogiopoulou;
7. Protecting Individuals Belonging to Minority and Other Vulnerable Groups in the European Court of Human Rights: Litigation and Jurisprudence in the Italian System Serena Sileoni;
8. Protecting Marginalised Individuals and Minorities in ECtHR: Litigation and Jurisprudence in Turkey Dilek Kurban;
9. The European Court of Human Rights in the UK: Litigation, Rights Protection and Minorities Susan Millns, Christopher Rootes, Clare Saunders and Gabriel Swain;
10. Conclusions Yiorgos Kaminis.

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