The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights, a Council of Europe Institution, deals with cases which raise most important and leading legal issues and serious questions affecting the interpretation and application of the European Convention of Human Rights. Its decisions and judgments represent the leading case-law of the Court, which is relevant, decisive, influencing and binding for the legal opinions of the Chambers.
This book contains a collection of summaries of judgments and decisions of the Grand Chamber of the ‘new’ European Court of Human Rights, adopted since November 1998. The judgments are classified in chronological order. Each summary contains the relevant facts, consisting of a summary of relevant facts and the Court’s legal analyses and opinions.
The book is complemented by the text of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as amended by Protocol No. 11, and the Protocols 1, 4, 6, 7 12 and 13. The accessibility of the materials included is greatly enhanced by four Lists, each of them arranging the Grand Chamber’s judgments and decisions from a different perspective.
The book has been intended primarily for practicing lawyers and law students, but everybody else working in the human rights field, will greatly appreciate it as a source of information and inspiration.
Ján Šikuta is a Judge in the European Court of Human Rights. Eva Hubálková is working as a lawyer in the Registry of the Court.