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