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The Evolution of the European Convention on Human RightsFrom Its Inception to the Creation of a Permanent Court of Human Rights$
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Ed Bates

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199207992

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207992.001.0001

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The Evolution of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

The Evolution of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

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(p.1) 1 The Evolution of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
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The Evolution of the European Convention on Human Rights
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Ed Bates

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207992.003.0001

This chapter provides an overview of the story of the evolution of the European Convention on Human Rights. It comments on the current crisis facing the Court. It then discusses the origins of the Convention and explains, in summary form, how it developed over subsequent decades. The situation of the Convention and the European Court of Human Rights over the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s is examined.

Keywords:   human rights, European Convention on Human Rights, European human rights law, international human rights law, United Kingdom, European Court of Human Rights

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