Saturday, October 16, 2010

Special Website for 60th Anniversary of European Convention of Human Rights

To mark the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Council of Europe has launched a website dedicated to this key instrument.

The Convention was adopted in 1950 and came into force in 1953. It outlines the human rights of 800 million Europeans in 47 states.

Set up in 1959, the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights is the judicial body guaranteeing the rights enshrined in the Convention.

The anniversary website has sections on:
  • the rights protected under the Convention
  • landmark judgments of the European Court of Human Rights
  • reference texts including preparatory documents for the Convention
It also has a "media library" with videos, podcasts, a virtual exhibition and an image bank.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 7:28 pm

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