Wednesday 12 August 2020

New Edition of German-Language ECHR Handbook by Mark Villiger

The newest, third edition of Mark Villiger's famous German-language handbook on the ECHR has been published. Judge Villiger is a leading expert on the Convention and one of the Court's former judges. The book has a special focus on cases relating to Switzerland. This is the official title: Mark E. Villiger, Handbuch der Europäischen Menschenrechtskonvention (EMRK), mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Rechtsprechung des Europäischen Gerichtshofs für Menschenrechte in Schweizer Fällen (Schulthess Verlag 2020). The book is also available in an electronic version. This is the publisher's abstract:

'Written in German, this completely revised third edition of the Handbook provides an up-to-date and comprehensive presentation of the European Convention and European Court of Human Rights. It offers quick and reliable answers to specific questions about the Convention’s substantial guarantees and the often complex procedures and manifold institutional aspects of the Court. Many cross-references are included to highlight the context, with frequent overviews summarising important principles of the Strasbourg case-law. Publication of the Handbook in 2020 coincides with the 70th anniversary of the Convention, providing readers with an invaluable overall assessment of the world’s most important international human rights court.

The author served for nine years as a judge at the Court, including three years as Section President.'