Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Updated Case-Law Guide on Article 1 ECHR

The Court has now made an updated version of its case-law guide on Article 1 ECHR available on its website. The Convention provision, as is well-known, provides that states "shall secure to everyone within their jurisdiction" the rights in the Convention. The case-law guide on this obligation to respect human rights specifically goes into the very contested concepts of jurisdiction and imputability, both notions that have spawned virtual bookshelves of academic literature. All case-law guides are available on the Court's website and now also include a number of translations into Chinese, including on the right to free elections, fair trial, the prohibition of forced labour and the right to liberty.

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