Tuesday 26 January 2016

Report on Impact of ECHR at National Level

The Legal Affairs and Human Rights Department of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly has prepared an overview document dealing with positive examples of impact of the European Convention within States Parties. The report, entitled 'Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights in States Parties: selected examples', was written at the request of the Parliamentary Assembly's rapporteur, and in collaboration with the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex. The nice feature of this overview is that it shows an overview per country, not only dealing with recent cases but also those further down in history. In addition, it also shows some instances of how judgments against one country can lead to reforms in another.