Theory and Practice of the European Convention on Human Rights
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Theory and Practice of the European Convention on Human Rights
Pieter van Dijk, Fried van Hoof, Arjen van Rijn, Leo Zwaak, eds.
Intersentia (4th edition) 2006

Since the first edition of "Theory and Practice of the European Convention on Human Rights in 1978", this book has become a reference in the field of human rights in Europe. It provides a systematic and comprehensive overview of the functioning of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and its application by the European Court of Human Rights. As a result of the increase in the number of Parties to the Convention from 22 in 1989 to 46 today and of the coming into force of Protocol No. 11, the protection of human rights in Europe and the case law of the Court have seen a dynamic development during the last decade. This is reflected in this fourth edition of "Theory and Practice of the European Convention on Human Rights". Particular attention is paid to the changes that have taken place in the supervisory system as a result of the coming into force of Protocol No. 11 and to the central part that the Court plays in these changes. This edition also anticipates the entry into force of Protocol No. 14, which will again bring changes to the system.

About the Author:

Pieter van Dijk, is a member of the Council of State of the Netherlands, member of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and former judge at the European Court of Human Rights. Fried van Hoof is a professor of International Law and Human Rights at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights of Utrecht University, member of the Advisory Commission for Foreigners' Affairs to the Netherlands Government and lawyer at the law firm Kaiser Van As. Arjen van Rijn is a lawyer and partner at the law firm Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn. Leo Zwaak is a senior lecturer in the field of International Protection of Human Rights at Utrecht University, senior researcher at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, visiting professor at the Washington College of Law, American University, and visiting professor at the University of Malta.