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Lesson #9: The European Convention on Human Rights

Category
Training Material
Subject
Policing

Description

Material for a 1-hour lesson, part of the Human Rights and Law Enforcement Course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School.

Subject
Policing
Target group
Cadets
Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
human rights, international law

Summary

The Council of Europe was founded in 1949 with the aim of forging greater links between countries in Europe in order to facilitate social and economic progress and safeguarding democracy, human rights and the rule of law. An elaborate series of mechanisms has been developed by the member States of the Council of Europe to protect human rights and ensure redress for violations in Europe.

The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is the centrepiece of this protection system and one of the most revolutionary international agreements ever signed.

The goal of this lesson is to give a basic overview about the European human rights protection system and make the students familiar with the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).

By the end of the session the participants will:

  1. Get familiar with the functioning system of the European Human Rights Court
  2. Be able to list at least five of the basic rights protected by the ECHR
  3. Be able to establish a link between the activities of the police and the violation of human rights.

Information

Added on
25 Oct 2002
Origin
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Target group
Cadets
Region
Serbia
Keywords
human rights, international law
Rights
OSCE