Monday, December 20, 2010

European Court of Human Rights Adds New Thematic Factsheets

This is a follow-up to the Library Boy post of September 30, 2010 entitled European Court of Human Rights Factsheets.

Earlier this year, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg published a series of Factsheets that describe important jurisprudence of the institution on a number of subjects.

To mark Human Rights Day, on December 10, the Court added 10 new factsheets.

The new topics covered are children’s rights, collective expulsions, conscientious objection, protection of journalists’ sources, racial discrimination, right to one’s own image, social welfare, trade union rights, transsexuals’ rights, and violence against women.

The ECHR hears complaints from individuals living in any of the member states of the Council of Europe about violations of the European Convention of Human Rights. The Council of Europe is one of the continent's oldest political organizations, founded in 1949. It has 47 member countries.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 6:30 pm


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