"This book examines how international judicial and non-judicial bodies in
Europe address the needs of the families of forcibly disappeared
persons. The needs in question are returning the remains of disappeared
persons; the right to truth; the acceptance of responsibility by states;
and the right to compensation. These have been identified as the four
most commonly shared basic and fundamental needs of families in which an
adult was disappeared many years previously and is now assumed to be
dead, which is representative of the situation of the vast majority of
families of disappeared persons in Europe.
The analysis covers
the judgments and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, the
UN Human Rights Committee, the International Criminal Tribunal for the
former Yugoslavia, the Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina,
the Human Rights Advisory Panel in Kosovo, as well as the activities of
the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus, the Special Process on
Missing Persons in the Territory of former Yugoslavia, the UN Committee
on Enforced Disappearances and the International Commission on Missing
Persons. In so doing, the book demonstrates whether, how, and based on
what principles these four needs of the families of disappeared persons
can constitute a claim based on international human rights law."
Recently, the Committee of Ministers' Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights launched a dedicated webpage which gives a country-by-country overview by way of factsheets on each state party to the ECHR. Each factsheet gives an overview of key issues flowing from the judgments of the Court which are currently pending before the Committee of Ministers. The factsheets link on to more detailed information on specific cases. The sheets also include thematic information, e.g. on new domestic laws and policies or other reforms made by states following ECtHR judgments, listing main achievements under closed cases as well as main cases under supervision. They show statistics on the number of 'leading' and 'repetitive cases' per state.
As the Council of Europe specifies, 'the creation of this new webpage aims to further enhance the transparency of the ECHR judgments’ execution process and to make easier the access to relevant information by all interested parties.' Indeed a very useful resource in the growing amount of information on the stage after the Court issued its judgment in a case.
'This volume conducts an in-depth analysis of the ECtHR’s case law in the
area of migration and asylum, exploring the role of the Court in this
area of law. Each chapter deals with the case law on one specific ECHR
article that is relevant for migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. In
addition, the volume is enriched by two additional studies which deal
with issues that are treated in a transversal manner, namely
vulnerability and the margin of appreciation. The volume systematises
the case law on aliens’ rights under the ECHR, offering readers the
chance to familiarise themselves with or gain deeper insight into the
main principles the Strasbourg court applies in its case law regarding
From 5 to 10 September 2021, TU Dresden and Leipzig University are organising a summer school 'Human Rights
in Theory and Practice: The
European Convention on Human Rights in Times of Crises'. The summer school will take place both online and in person (in Dresden).
Themes such as emergency situations, populism, migration, and the role of economic, social and cultural rights in the context of crisis will be explored from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Speakers of the summer school include
the Strasbourg Court Judge Anja Seibert-Fohrand 17 other established scholars and practitioners working on the Convention system.
The Summer School is designed for
advanced students of law, political science, international relations and
similar fields. Prior knowledge about the European Human Rights System may be
beneficial but is not required. The language of the Summer School will be English.
The programme is available hereand the registration link is here. For more information you can visit thewebsiteof the summer