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“Meždunarodnoe pravosudie” (International Justice) Journal

№ 4(20) 2016. Commentary to European Convention on Human Rights: a first of its kind

A book review: William A. Schabas. The European Convention on Human Rights: A Commentary. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.

Gleb Bogush- Candidate of Sciences (Ph. D.) in Law, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Abstract. A Commentary to the European Convention on Human Rights, written by renowned international law scholar William Schabas, provides a detailed legal analysis of all the articles of the ECHR as well as substantive provisions of the Protocols to the Convention. A Commentary is singled out by the authors scrutiny on the history of the adoption of the Convention’s provisions, their evolutive interpretation in the case law of the ECtHR, as well as analysis of the Convention in the context of other provisions of international law. The commentary will be of interest for legal practitioners, as well as a wider audience of those interested in international human rights law. The treatise is of special value for all the students and researchers of the European Convention.

Keywords: European Convention on Human Rights; European Court of Human Rights; travaux préparatoires; evolutive interpretation; human rights.

Citation: Bogush G. (2016) Kommentariy k Evropeyskoy konventsii o pravakh cheloveka: pervyy v svoyom rode: Retsenziya: William A. Schabas. The European Convention on Human Rights: A Commentary. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015 [Commentary to European Convention on Human Rights: a first of its kind: A book review: William A. Schabas. The European Convention on Human Rights: A Commentary. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015]. Mezhdunarodnoe pravosudie, no. 4, pp. 129–131. (In Russian).


Grabenwarter Ch. (ed.) (2014) European Convention on Human Rights: Commentary. München: C. H. Beck; Oxford: Hart; Baden-Baden: Nomos; Basel: Helbing Lichtenhahn.

Schabas W.A. (2002) The Abolition of the Death Penalty in International Law, 3rd ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Schabas W.A. (2009) Genocide in International Law: Crime of Crimes, 2nd ed.,Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Schabas W. A. (2013) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: The Travaux Préparatoires, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Schabas W. A. (2016) The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute, 2nd ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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