Friday, 30 September 2011

European Yearbook on Human Rights 2011 Published

The newest edition of the European Yearbook on Human Rights (2011) has been published. The yearbook includes a very wide range of articles on human rights, including a number on the ECHR. This is the abstract:

In the human rights field, 2010 was a year both of continuity and reform: from the 10th anniversary of the European Charter on Fundamental Rights and the quickening pace of the EU’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights to the reform of the Human Rights Council.

Defining and discussing key developments in human rights in Europe and in the world, the third edition of the European Yearbook on Human Rights brings together 33 contributions by renowned human rights experts that provide a much needed overview and much sought after analysis.

Edited jointly by representatives of four major European human rights research, teaching and training institutions, the Yearbook 2011 contains extensive sections on developments in the field of the three main organizations charged with securing human rights in Europe: EU, Council of Europe and OSCE. A further chapter contains contributions on the role of civil society in human rights protection and on cross-cutting topics.

Holistic in its approach, but detailed in its analyses, the European Yearbook on Human Rights 2011 provides its readers with a comprehensive overview of the human rights situation in Europe in 2010. The impressive array of authors – academics and diplomats, practitioners and human rights experts – makes the book essential reading for anyone interested in human rights in Europe and beyond.
The articles relating to the European Convention on Human Rights are:

* L’adhésion de l’Union européenne à la Convention européenne des droits de l’homme et des libertés fondamentales, by J. Jacqué (p. 143-158)
* Accession revisited: will fundamental rights protection trump the European Union's legal autonomy, by P. Gragl (p. 159-172)
* The role of interim measures indicated by the ECtHR under Rule 39 for the protection of aliens against their removal contrary to the ECHR, by A. Szklanna (p. 361-374)
* Strasbourg’s interim measures under fire: does the rising number of state incompliances with interim measures pose a threat to the European Court of Human Rights? by Y. Haeck, C. Burbano Herrera and L. Zwaak (p. 375-403)
* "No significant disadvantage" - first case-law on the new admissibility criterion introduced by Protocol No. 14 to the European Convention on Human Rights, by S. Baier (p. 405-413)
* Implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights as a tool to establish a "language of law": the case of Moldova, by I. Lupusor (p. 415-425)
* Across the universe? The extra-territorial application of the European Convention on Human Rights, by R. Lawson
(p. 427-444)
* The litigation practices of non-governmental organizations before the European Court of Human Rights: an overview, by L. van den Eynde (p. 539-548)

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