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Human Rights Building

Joint publications by the ECHR and FRA

Handbook on European law relating to access to justice

This handbook summarises key access to justice principles, drawing on a wide body of European law and jurisprudence.

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Handbook on European non-discrimination law

This handbook develops the related European case-law and covers the context and background to discrimination categories and defences, the scope of the law and the grounds protected.

English (Handbook) | English (update)

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Handbook on European data protection law

This Handbook provides an overview of the EU’s and the CoE’s applicable legal frameworks and explains key jurisprudence of both the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration

This handbook focuses on law covering the situation of third-country nationals in Europe and covers a broad range of topics, including access to asylum procedures, forced returns, detention and restrictions to freedom of movement.

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Handbook on European law relating to the rights of the child

European law relating to the rights of the child;Introduction to European children’s rights law: context and key principles;Basic civil rights and freedoms;Equality and non‑discrimination;Personal identity issues;Family life;Alternative care to family care and adoption;Child protection against violence and exploitation;Economic;social and cultural rights and adequate standard of living;Migration and asylum;Consumer and personal data protection;Children’s rights within criminal justice and alternative (non-judicial) proceedings;Case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union;Case law of the European Court of Human Rights;Case law of the European Committee of Social Rights;Case law of national courts;ISBN 978-92-871-9917-1 (CoE);ISBN 978-92-9239-912-2 (FRA);Introduction to European children’s rights law: context and ke;Children’s rights within criminal justice and alternative (non

This handbook is a point of reference on both Council of Europe and European Union law related to the protection and promotion of children’s rights in Europe.

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Joint publication by the ECHR and Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Dialogue Across the Atlantic: selected case-law of the European and Inter-American Human Rights Courts

This book, published in English and Spanish, presents a selection of the leading decisions delivered by each court in 2014.

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Spanish

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Publications of the Council of Europe

Human Rights files

The “Human rights files” series is aimed at specialists in European law: lawyers, practitioners and research students. It also constitutes a useful resource for the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the signatory states.

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Human Rights handbooks

Written by experts in the field, each handbook deals with one aspect of the European Convention on Human Rights or its protocols. They were written with legal practitioners, and particularly judges, in mind, but are accessible also to other interested readers.

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Domestic remedies

This Guide presents the fundamental legal principles applicable to remedies if they are to be considered effective.

Committee of Ministers - Guide to good practice in respect of domestic remedies, 2013

Practical impact of monitoring mechanisms

This document describes how the Council of Europe mechanisms pertaining to human rights and the rule of law have helped to bring about genuine improvements in legislation, practice and the situation of individuals in the member States.

Practical impact of monitoring mechanisms

Human Rights and criminal procedure

Council of Europe;European Convention on Human Rights

This handbook is intended to assist judges, lawyers and prosecutors to take account of the many requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights - both explicit and implicit - for the criminal process when interpreting and applying Codes of criminal procedure and comparable or related legislation.

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Human rights and the fight against terrorism

The guidelines affirm states’obligation to protect everyone against terrorism, and reiterate the need to avoid arbitrariness. They also stress that all measures taken by states to combat terrorism must be lawful,and that torture must be prohibited.

Human rights and the fight against terrorism

"Human Rights" teaching resources

These worksheets, which are both theoretical and practical, are a dynamic resource to help teachers foster an awareness of human rights among their pupils.

Rights and freedoms in practice

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Human rights and policing

The handbook is a tool for the police and other state authorities to prevent and fight police misconduct or impunity and uphold human rights.

English

Polish

Glossary

The Directorate General for Human Rights and Rule of Law has issued a bilingual glossary on terminology relating to the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Publication of the Directorate General of Democracy

Case law of the European Court of Human Rights relating to discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Publication of the European Audiovisual Observatory

This publication provides insights into the Court’s case-law on freedom of expression and media and journalistic freedoms (Article 10 of the Convention). It summarises over 200 judgments or decisions by the Court.

Freedom of Expression, the Media and Journalists: Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights