Friday 31 August 2012

New Edition of German-Language ECHR Handbook

As I am currently enjoying the hospitality of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte (BIM) in Vienna, where I am doing some research, I cannot fail to mention the publication of the fifth edition of an important Austrian publication on the ECHR: 'Europäische Menschenrechtskonvention. Ein Studienbuch' written by Christoph Grabenwarter, professor of law at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien and judge in the Austrian Constitutional Court, and Katharina Pabel, professor at the Johannes Kepler Universität Linz. The thorough but compact volume deals with both the substance of ECHR rights as well as with the Convention's procedural law and includes the newest developments such as the upcoming accession of the European Union to the European Convention. I have already benefited a lot from its clear and systematic treatment of the provisions of the ECHR.