Ensuring respect for one of the fundamental values of humanity in our society through the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights.
The compendium's aim is to assist national judges, prosecutors and lawyers from the 46 member states of the Council of Europe to deal with extradition or deportation cases when there is a risk of the death penalty being imposed in third countries or of extrajudicial execution. It also aims at enabling legal professionals from countries where the death penalty still exists to develop arguments based upon the reasoning of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. It contains relevant extracts from the Court's case law, structured in a user-friendly way.
Jeremy McBride is a Barrister at Monckton Chambers, London, specialising in cases before the European Court of Human Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Committee. He is President of the Expert Council on NGO Law of the Council of Europe's Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs), a former member and Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Union's Fundamental Rights Agency, and co-founder and Chair of the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights (INTERIGHTS).
Table of contents:
- CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION
- CHAPTER 2. PROVISIONS OF THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
- CHAPTER 3. IMPOSITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY
- CHAPTER 4. APPLICATION OF THE DEATH PENALTY
- CHAPTER 5. SUBSTITUTION OF THE DEATH PENALTY BY LIFE IMPRISONMENT
- CHAPTER 6. EXPULSION/EXTRADITION/REMOVAL/TRANSFER
- CHAPTER 7. EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTION
- INDEX OF CASES