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  European Convention on Human Rights and its Five Protocols
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief, in worship, teaching, practice and observance.
The European Court of Human Rights shall consist of a number of judges equal to that of the Members of the Council of Europe.
The rights set forth in paragraph 1 may also be subject, in particular areas, to restrictions imposes in accordance with law and justified by the public interest in a democratic society.
www.hri.org /docs/ECHR50.html   (6526 words)

  
 The EU's Human rights and Democratisation Policy - Overview
The protection of human rights, together with the promotion of pluralistic democracy and effective guarantees for the rule of law and the fight against poverty, are among the European Union’s essential objectives.
Human rights are addressed within the political dialogue that the European Union conducts with third countries or regional groups, in the framework of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CSFP).
European institutions are deeply committed to the mainstreaming of human rights.
ec.europa.eu /comm/external_relations/human_rights/intro   (2949 words)

  
 The European Convention on Human Rights
Human Rights Bill (as introduced in the House of Lords on 23 October 1997) now passing through Parliament and which is likely to come into force sometime in 1999 or perhaps 2000.
The Council convened in 1948, and the Convention was drafted in 1949.
At the same time, the potential for invocation of the Convention is tremendous, especially as the adjudicative agencies adopt a teleological and dynamic approach in order to realise the fundamental objects and purposes of the Convention in a changing world, namely the protection of individual human rights and the promotion of pluralistic democracy.
www.leeds.ac.uk /law/hamlyn/echr.htm   (4581 words)

  
 The European Convention of Human Rights - DADEL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Articles 1- 18 cover substantive rights, including the right to life, the right not to be tortured and right to freedom of expression.
In addition, there are also protocols to the Convention that guarantee other substantive rights, such as the right to property (Article 1 of Protocol 1), and prohibit the collective expulsion of aliens (Article 4 of Protocol 4).
Article 14 of the Convention provides that no one shall be discriminated against in their enjoyment of the rights provided under the Convention.
dadel.pili.org /index.php?title=The_European_Convention_of_Human_Rights   (177 words)

  
 BBC News | UK | Human Rights: The European Convention
A common misconception is that the European Convention on Human Rights and its institutions have been thrust upon an unwilling UK as part of the wider European project.
The European Convention on Human Rights has its roots in the philosophical tradition of universal rights which stretches back to the Enlightenment of the 18th century and the French Revolution.
The human rights commission was originally set up to receive a complaint from any individual group of individuals or non-governmental organisation which claimed that it had been the victim in a breach of a particular element or elements of the convention.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/948143.stm   (600 words)

  
 BBC - The Law Essential Guides - European Convention on Human Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The European Convention on Human Rights outlines some of the basic rights and freedoms that should be expected by the people of Europe.
The European Convention on Human Rights is the latest in a line of historical precedents starting with Magna Carta in 1215, which asserted the right to a fair trial and a just legal system.
The Convention has now been incorporated into all forms of UK law through the Human Rights Act of 1998 and Acts setting up the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies.
www.bbc.co.uk /crime/law/echr.shtml   (924 words)

  
 European Convention on Human Rights Bill: Presenta
An important requirement of the convention system is that before an individual can take a case to the European Court of Human Rights he or she must first have exhausted all remedies at the domestic legal level that may have had a chance of remedying the grievance in question.
Ireland was one of the first countries to ratify the European Convention on Human Rights in 1953 and we were the first state to recognise the compulsory jurisdiction of the court.
Another argument that has been made is whether it is right to ask the courts to manage a double value system of human rights, given that we have rights under the Constitution and this is another set of human rights similar to but not necessarily always identical to constitutional rights.
www.irlgov.ie /committees-29/c-justice/20021218-J/Page1.htm   (9756 words)

  
 University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, 213 U.N.T.S. entered into force Sept. 3, 1953, as amended by Protocols Nos 3, 5, 8, and 11 which entered into force on 21 September 1970, 20 December 1971, 1 January 1990, and 1 November 1998 respectively.
To ensure the observance of the engagements undertaken by the High Contracting Parties in the Convention and the Protocols thereto, there shall be set up a European Court of Human Rights, hereinafter referred to as "the Court".
4 4 The Convention may be denounced in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraphs in respect of any territory to which it has been declared to extend under the terms of Article 56.
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/instree/z17euroco.html   (4750 words)

  
 ARCHIVE OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION - Infringement of the European Convention on Human Rights by Belgium. CEPS Policy Brief ...
Infringement of the European Convention on Human Rights by Belgium.
(2002) Infringement of the European Convention on Human Rights by Belgium.
Belgium of 5 February 2002 by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg whereby Belgium was founded guilty of infringing the European Convention on Human Rights, has much wider implications than one might think on a first reading.
aei.pitt.edu /1996   (194 words)

  
 RIA Novosti - Opinion & analysis - European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, and its impact on ...
Human rights court decisions are compulsory for all European Convention on Human Rights signatories, Russia being no exception.
ECHR decisions are, in fact, among the sources of the Russian law, as follows from the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms is evidently one of the pillars of that unity.
en.rian.ru /analysis/20060614/49498296.html   (880 words)

  
 European Convention on Human Rights 1950
The jurisdiction of the Court shall extend to all matters concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention and the protocols thereto which are referred to it as provided in Articles 33, 34 and 47.
Within a period of three months from the date of the judgment of the Chamber, any party to the case may, in exceptional cases, request that the case be referred to the Grand Chamber.
The Convention may be denounced in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraphs in respect of any territory to which it has been declared to extend under the terms of Article 56.
www.echr.info   (4593 words)

  
 EUROPA - GLOSSARY
The European Convention on Human Rights, signed in Rome under the aegis of the Council of Europe on 4 November 1950, established an unprecedented system of international protection for human rights, offering individuals the possibility of applying to the courts for the enforcement of their rights.
However, in an opinion given on 28 March 1996, the Court of Justice of the European Union stated that the European Communities could not accede to the Convention because the EC Treaty did not provide any powers to lay down rules or to conclude international agreements on human rights.
The Treaty of Amsterdam nevertheless calls for respect for the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Convention, while formalising the judgments of the Court of Justice on the matter.
europa.eu /scadplus/glossary/eu_human_rights_convention_en.htm   (425 words)

  
 Human Rights Information - Human Rights Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Between the totally repressive dictatorships, on the one hand, and the democracies, on the other, there is a vast array of authoritarian regimes regimes which do not seek to controll all forms of social interaction in their countries but which will carefully guard their position and prerogatives against any group that seeks to replace it.
Declaring that human rights violations are more serious in China than anywhere else in the world, former political prisoner Harry Wu attacked its forced labor camps and other policies in a speech here Tuesday.
Over the past 25 years, Global Rights has worked in more than 100 countries, partnering with local human rights advocates from legal and civil society alike to strengthen their effectiveness in combating human rights abuses in their countries, said Gay J. McDougall, executive director of Global Rights.
humanrightsource.info /article-10-european-convention-on-human-rights...   (927 words)

  
 Telegraph | News | Hijackers have a right to live in Britain
In a decision that astonished and dismayed MPs, the Home Office was accused of abusing its powers by failing to give the nine formal permission to enter Britain, in breach of their human rights.
It is the second time human rights laws have worked to the advantage of the hijackers.
Two years ago, attempts to eject them from the country were thwarted when an immigration court said this would expose them to the risk of inhuman or degrading treatment in breach of Article 3 of the European Convention.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/05/11/nhijack11.xml   (1124 words)

  
 Human Rights - Human Rights Act - European Court of Human Rights - European Convention on Human Rights - LegalDay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Right to Drive Leading human rights lawyer to challenge charge of driving while disqualified, says it is a breach of human rights 29.07.03 Times
Human Rights Ministers are considering a watchdog to monitor the Human Rights Act, which is seen as 'stalling' 28.05.03 Independent
Human Rights 83 yo Birmingham woman is launching case to stop privatisation of her care home 01.03.04 IC Birmingham, Human Rights Links
www.legalday.co.uk /current/humanrights.htm   (1928 words)

  
 Is CCTV Surveillance in the UK in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights ?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This case concerns the use of covert surveillance equipment by the police, which in other countries would be covered by the "law and order" exemptions of Article 8.
"By reference to earlier Convention case-law, the Court found that at the time of the interference with the applicant’s conversations, there had existed no statutory system to regulate the use of covert listening devices.
The Court therefore found that the interference with the applicant’s right to respect for his private life and his correspondence was not "in accordance with the law", as required by Article 8 § 2 of the Convention.
www.spy.org.uk /article8.htm   (381 words)

  
 Human Rights Act 1998
It may be reproduced free of charge provided that it is reproduced accurately and that the source and copyright status of the material is made evident to users.
It should be noted that the right to reproduce the text of Acts of Parliament does not extend to the Queen's Printer imprints which should be removed from any copies of the Act which are issued or made available to the public.
A print version is also available and is published by The Stationery Office Limited as the Human Rights Act 1998, ISBN 0 10 544298 4.
www.opsi.gov.uk /acts/acts1998/19980042.htm   (300 words)

  
 Project DIANA : The European Convention on Human Rights
this right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information an ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.
A European Commission of Human Rights hereinafter referred to as 'the Commission'; A European Court of Human Rights, hereinafter referred to as 'the Court'.
SECTION IV The European Court of Human Rights shall consist of a number of judges equal to that of the Members of the Council of Europe.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/diana/undocs/32798-5.html   (5826 words)

  
 Find in a Library: European Convention on Human Rights : national aspects = Convention européenne des droits de ...
Find in a Library: European Convention on Human Rights : national aspects = Convention européenne des droits de l'homme : aspects nationaux.
European Convention on Human Rights : national aspects = Convention européenne des droits de l'homme : aspects nationaux.
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
www.worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/a875f6bdabb090d1.html   (105 words)

  
 Council of Europe - ETS no. 005 - Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
As from that date, Protocol No. 9 (ETS No. 140), which entered into force on 1 October 1994, is repealed and Protocol No. 10 (ETS No. 146) has lost its purpose.
Chart of Declarations under former Articles 25 and 46 of the ECHR
conventions.coe.int /treaty/en/Treaties/Html/005.htm   (4630 words)

  
 Antonelli Cocuzza & Associati - Italy - The European Convention on Human Rights: Copyright Implications (04/06/2006 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Antonelli Cocuzza & Associati - Italy - The European Convention on Human Rights: Copyright Implications (04/06/2006 18:00:48) from Mondaq
Article 10 (1) of the European Convention, reflecting the Universal Declaration of Human rights proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10th December 1948, states: Everyone has the right to freedom of expression....
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 European Convention on Human Rights
Having regard to the provisions of the Convention for the
European Court of Human Rights (hereinafter referred to as 'the
interpretation of the Convention and the Protocols thereto.
www.jura.uni-sb.de /france/Law-France/cedhpe.htm   (7057 words)

  
 European Convention on Human Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
of the Council of Europe and was adopted to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms in Europe.
On the issue of religious freedom, the European Convention on Human Rights states:
To read the entire European Convention on Human Rights,
www.sikhnet.com /s/Convention   (160 words)

  
 European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003
3 Performance of certain functions in a manner compatible with Convention provisions.
7 Amendment of Human Rights Commission Act 2000.
Performance of certain functions in a manner compatible with Convention provisions.
www.irishstatutebook.ie /ZZA20Y2003.html   (259 words)

  
 European Convention on Human Rights Bill, 2001
Referred to Dáil Select Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights
European Convention on Human Rights Bill, 2001 as amended in Select Committee on Justice, Equality, defence and Women's Rights
European Convention on Human Rights Bill, 2001as passed by Dáil Éireann
www.gov.ie /bills28/bills/2001/2601/default.htm   (77 words)

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