A Practitioner's Guide to the European Convention on Human Rights

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Sweet & Maxwell, 2011 - Civil rights - 915 pages
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This is a practical and detailed reference guide to the procedure for taking a case to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). As well as explaining the principles of the European Convention on Human Rights (and its role in UK law), the book provides step-by-step guidance on the practices and procedures involved in bringing a case before the ECHR, ensuring that practitioners have a comprehensive guide to practising in the Court.The new edition will provide an update on the relevant procedures, case law and problem areas, as well as including a clear explanation of the organisation and structure of the ECHR, the latest trends in case sources and topics, and coverage of key provisions and general principles organised by subject area.
 

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Contents

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Table of Cases Before the European Commission of Human Rights
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Table of Legislation
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INTRODUCTION
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PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE 5 A Procedure Before the European Court of Human Rights 7 1 2
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The Court
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Armed forces
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Childcare cases
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Compensation for detention
316
Defamation and the right to reputation
323

Outline of procedure
9
Interim relief
20
Legal aid and representation
25
B Admissibility Checklist
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3
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4
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Six months Exhaustion of domestic remedies Manifestly illfounded Incompatability Substantially the same Abuse of petition Striking out Appeal agai...
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Anonymous applicants
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No significant disadvantage
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InterState cases
56
Convention Principles and Approach 1
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2
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3
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4
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Subsidiarity Fourth instance Margin of appreciation Autonomous concepts Effectiveness Strict limitations
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Rule of
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Democratic values and institutions
65
Necessity
66
Proportionality
67
Positive obligations
68
Individual rights Living instrument
69
Legitimate expectations
70
Convention approach to evidence and burdens of proof
71
Structured approach
73
Sources of CaseLaw and Information 1 2 3 4 5 Court judgments and decisions Commission cases
75
Procedure
76
Institutional and statistical information International and national law materials
77
PROBLEM AREAS A Fair Trial Guarantees 7
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fairness 1a Criminal charge 1b Civil rights and obligations
97
Access to court
106
Adequate time and facilities
121
Appeals
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Double jeopardy
135
Entrapment and agents provocateurs
139
Equality of arms Evidence
140
Independence and impartiality
145
Information about the charge
172
Interpretation
176
Juries
178
Legal aid in civil cases
183
Legal representation in criminal proceedings
187
Legislative interference
198
Length of proceedings
202
Presence in court
211
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Abortion
269
Aids
275
Deprivation of liberty
335
states of emergency
352
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Discrimination
363
Education
377
Electoral rights
393
Environment
409
Euthanasia
418
Extradition
433
Forced labour
440
Freedom of association
451
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504
Hindrance in the exercise of the right of individual petition
519
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Housing and tenancy
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Marriage and founding a family
588
Mental health
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717
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745
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JUST SATISFACTION
831
269
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Pecuniary loss
838
Legal costs and expenses
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873
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888
Legal Aid Rates
896
INDEX
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