Handbooks on European law
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Handbook on European non-discrimination law
This handbook — published jointly by the Court and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in 2010 — is the first comprehensive guide to European non-discrimination law. It develops the related European case-law and covers the context and background to discrimination categories and defences, the scope of the law (including who is protected) and the grounds protected, such as sex, disability, age, race and nationality. The case-law update of the handbook covers the period from July 2010 until December 2011.
An up-dated edition of the English version has been published in 2018.
Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration
This handbook — the second joint publication by the Court and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) — is the first comprehensive guide to European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration. It 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.
Handbook on European data protection law
This Handbook is a comprehensive guide to European data protection law designed to familiarise legal practitioners who are not specialised in the field of data protection with this area of law. It 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.
English (2018 edition)
English (2014 edition)
Handbook on European law relating to the rights of the child
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.
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.