Other publications - Council of Europe publications, joint publications - ECHR
Joint publications by the ECHR and FRA
Handbook on European non-discrimination law
This handbook is a comprehensive guide to European non-discrimination law. It develops the related European case-law and covers the context and background to discrimination categories and the grounds protected, such as sex, disability, age, race and nationality.
- Albanian (2010)
- Albanian (2012)
- Armenian (2010)
- Azerbaijani (2010), Adapted version to Azerbaijan (2013)
- Catalan (2010)
- Danish (2010)
- Estonian (2010)
- Georgian (2013)
- Latvian (2010)
- Macedonian (2010)
- Russian (2012)
- Serbian (2014)
- Turkish (2010)
- Ukrainian (2010)
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 data protection law
This handbook aims to raise awareness and improve knowledge of data protection rules, in particular in the framework of the reforms carried out by the EU and the Council of Europe. It also presents hypothetical scenarios that serve as practical illustrations of the diverse issues encountered in this ever-evolving field.
Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration
This handbook focuses on the legislation and case-law governing the situation of third-country nationals in Europe and covers a broad range of topics, including access to asylum procedures, forced returns, detention, restrictions on freedom of movement, and also questions related to migrants’ private and family life and their economic and social rights.
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Joint publications by the ECHR and other courts of Human Rights
Publications of the Council of Europe
Individual application under the Convention
The English and French versions can be obtained from Council of Europe Publishing.
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.
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.
This Guide presents the fundamental legal principles applicable to remedies if they are to be considered effective.
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.
Human Rights and criminal procedure
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.
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
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.
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.