For those readers who want a quick and short introduction into the system of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Council of Europe has produced a new and concise book, authored by Martyn Bond ( a journalist and former European civil servant). It is entitled 'An introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights' and is available both as hard copy and as pdf, in English and in French. Useful for beginners who want a first glance at how the Convention and its supervisory mechanisms work. This is the abstract:
'The right to life, prohibition of torture, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, freedom of expression, the right to marriage... Did you know that these rights and many others are protected by the European Convention on Human Rights?
The author of this book illustrates each of these rights in a simple and clear way, using specific examples. He also sets the action of the European Court of Human Rights in the wider context ofCouncil of Europe activities pursuing the same ideals.'