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Human Rights in Europe

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  • Europe Council of Europe is a key web site Treaty office – lists treaties, conventions, ratification details and reservations by country etc. Can also view by subject. Directorate General of Human Rights – news etc. Links to information on Execution of Judgments of the Court Social Charter Preventing torture National minorities Combating racism Equality between women and men Protecting media freedoms Law, Policy, Intergovernmental co-operation Training and Awareness For each theme you get lists of relevant conventions/agreements, publications and documents, reports etc for each EU state, news, press releases, background information. Preventing torture – also has a database of documents Commissior – responsible for promoting human rights European Court of Human Rights
  • ECHR Official Report have changed their name. Before 1 Nov 1998 known as Series A. Each case is numbered consecutibely within the year. After 1998 renamed and take the citation ECHR Commercial alternative is European Human Rights Reports – in Print an don Westlaw

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  • Human Rights in Europe
  • Council of Europe - http://www.coe.int• Council of Europe Treaties http://conventions.coe.int• Directorate General of Human Rights @ http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/default_en.asp documents and news organised by subject• Commissioner for Human Rights @ http://www.coe.int/t/commissioner/• European Court of Human Rights - http://www.echr.coe.int/echr – Judgments and decisions on Westlaw, Justis, HUDOC, Worldlii
  • Link through to the Human Rights andLegal affairs. Links to the institutions including a link to the European Court of Human Rights and the Commissioner for Human Rights Link to the Treaty Office
  • European Court of Human Rights: Judgments• Official Reports – Before 1 Nov 1998 known as Series A and numbered consecutively e.g. Plattform ‘Ärtze für das Leben’ v Austria (App no 10126/82) (1988) Series A no 139 – After 1 Nov 1998 - Renamed Reports of Judgments and Decisions (cited ECHR) e.g. Osman v UK (App no 23452/94) ECHR 1998-VIII 3124 – Available in print at Internat 121 and online on Justis• European Human Rights Reports (EHRR) – e.g. Young, James and Webster v UK (App no 7601/76) (1982) 4 EHRR 38 – Available in print at Internat 150 E60 on Westlaw• OSCOLA – guidance in citing the Official Reports or EHRR
  • ECHR: Transcripts• Court Transcripts – Court web site – HUDOC - http://www.echr.coe.int/echr – Worldlii – Netherlands Institute
  • ECHR web site• http://www.echr.coe.int/• Basic Documents and texts of the court• Database of transcripts of judgments and commission decisions• To go direct to the transcripts database click on Case Law - Decisions and Judgments and then the link to HUDOC
  • Links through to the basictext including theConvention as well as theCase-law (HUDOC). Youcan also access HUDOCfrom the link in the top right. Reports section includesannual and activity reportsfor the court.
  • If you are looking for a specific case then use the application number (e.g. 24276/94) if you have it. If not use the case title to put the party name. For subject searching then use the Text box.Choose which parts of the collections youwish to search. It defaults to judgments only –if you need admissibility decisions (includingthose made by the Commission before itceased in 1999) you need to choose decisionsas well. You can also filter by other criteriausing the left hand menu
  • Keywords in context – finds your keywordsAnalytical information Delivery optionsincluding dates, partynames, who the case wasreferred by, Strasbourg caselaw cited, keywords, durableURL
  • European Human Rights Caselaw on Westlaw• UK section of Westlaw includes ECHR judgments• European Court of Human Rights Reports (includes all court judgments and selected commission decisions)
  • From the Westlaw UK home page choose the‘Cases’ option at the top and then choose “AdvancedSearch” for more options
  • Using the boxes you cansearch the full text of thejudgment for keywords,the party names for speccases or using specificlegislation. There is alsooption to search for casehave cited other cases
  • Case Analysis has relatedinformation including:•List of reports of the case•Summary of the issues•Legislation considered in thejudgment•Earlier cases considered in thejudgment•Later cases which have consideredthis judgment•Commentary on the judgment Full text of the case
  • European Human Rights Case Law on Justis• Official Reports• Series A (pre Nov 1998 case law) usually prefixed with an A or A Series• EHCR (post nov 1998 case law) cited as EHCR• Has transcripts as well as reports
  • Use the top bar and type human rights – then choose human rights cases arrow. Type in your search term into the box
  • Official reports – old style series A Transcript Official reports – new style