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The Development of Positive Obligations Under the European Convention on Human Rights by the European Court of Human Rights : Human Rights Law in Perspective - Alastair Mowbray

The Development of Positive Obligations Under the European Convention on Human Rights by the European Court of Human Rights

Human Rights Law in Perspective

Hardcover Published: 30th January 2004
ISBN: 9781841132617
Number Of Pages: 255

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During the last thirty years the European Court of Human Rights has been developing, at an expanding pace, positive obligations under the European Convention. This monograph seeks to provide a critical analysis of the burgeoning case law concerning positive obligations, a topic which is relatively uncharted in the existing literature. Positive obligations require many different forms of action by member states, ranging from effectively investigating killings through to protecting peaceful demonstrators from violent attacks by their opponents. The contemporary significance of these obligations is graphically illustrated by the fact that it is the obligation upon states to provide fair trials to determine civil and criminal proceedings within a reasonable time that is the source of the overwhelming majority of complaints to the European Court in recent years. The study examines the legal bases and content of key positive obligations. Conclusions are then drawn concerning the reasons for the development of these obligations and areas of potential expansion are identified.

This book is highly recommended for anyone interested in human rights protection, be it globally or domestically. Richard Burchill European Public Law, Vol 12, no. 2 June 06 From a very practical point of view...this book, which explains the positive obligation case law so clearly, has the potential to serve a very useful purpose...It would serve as an excellent source of additional reading set by academics seeking to introduce students to areas of human rights law that are bound provoke discussion about the role of the Strasbourg Court and the limits to interpretation of the Convention. Ed Bates, University of Southampton Human Rights Law, Vol. 5, No. 1 2005 Mowbray's superb study...is a useful reference guide for litigators seeking to understand how far the European Court has gone in creating positive obligations connected to specific rights set forth in the Convention.</ Christina M. Cerna, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Human Rights and Human Welfare Jan 2005 The text is admirably disciplinedIt is rare for authors to provide such detailed extracts from judgments in such publications. This book makes interesting reading for those who are attracted to theoretical and doctrinal issues, but is also a useful resource for the busy practitioner searching for examples from the Court's jurisprudence to support a complaint which is arguing that positive obligations have been violated. Nuala Mole European Human Rights Law Review January 2005 ...the book is to be praised for providing a balanced and insightful analysis...[it] has much to recommend it for academics and practitioners specialising in European human rights law. Yutaka Arai-Takahashi, Kent Law School Public Law March 2005

Table of Cases
Introductionp. 1
Article 2: Right to lifep. 7
Article 3: Prohibition of torturep. 43
Article 5: Right to liberty and securityp. 67
Article 6: Right to a fair trialp. 97
Article 8: Right to respect for private and family lifep. 127
Articles 9, 10, 11 and 14p. 189
Article: 13: Right to an effective remedyp. 205
Conclusionsp. 221
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9781841132617
ISBN-10: 1841132616
Series: Human Rights Law in Perspective
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 255
Published: 30th January 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1