Monday 23 February 2009

The Court in Fifteen Minutes

The Court has just posted an updated version of its short documentary 'The Conscience of Europe'. The film is meant for the general public, but I would also recommend it as a teaching tool in classes on introductions to human rights. It accessibly informs viewers about the Court's work. The documentary is available in English, French and German thusfar. Since it is of essential importance that people in other countries (and one specifically thinks of those from which so many applications come) know what the Court can and cannot do for them, it would be great if the Court could make it also avalaible in other language versions. Apart from the somewhat pompous title, the documentary is a good, short and clear "Bluff your way into the ECHR in fifteen minutes"!