Case-Law Information Note
This monthly publication contains summaries of cases considered to be of particular interest and also provides news about the Court and Court publications.
Joint publications by the ECHR and FRA
Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration
Publications of the Council of Europe’s Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
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 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.
Reforming the Convention
Execution of judgments
Publication of the European Audiovisual Observatory
This publication provides valuable 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.
Anniversary Book: The Conscience of Europe
This book, designed to mark the Court’s 50th anniversary in 2009 and the Convention’s 60th in 2010, groups a variety of individual contributions, on topics generally selected by the authors themselves, round a skeleton retracing the main relevant events over the last half-century.
Following the first edition of 2010 published in English and in French, the Russian edition of the Anniversary Book was launched in April 2013.