The European Convention on Human Rights turns 60

November 18, 2010

The European Convention on Human rights turned 60 this month.

In celebration of this event, the European Court of Human Rights has devoted a page to demonstrating the Convention in video and pictures. The page even has illustrations of the specific articles of the convention, such as the right to a fair trial:

Today the Court released ten judgments, and will release ten more on November 23rd, and then 17 more on the 25th.

Today's judgments included a ruling in Boutagni v. France, about a Moroccan national who argued that his expulsion from France would subject him to degrading treatment and torture. Recent judgments have included Alexseyev v. Russia (violation of peaceable right to assembly by a gay rights activist).

A subject heading search in Morris for the European Convention On Human Rights will redirect you towardsConvention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950) where you will find hundreds of books in our collection.

                                                                                                           ----- Ryan Harrington

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