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Counter-Terrorism - International Law and Practice edited by Salinas de Frías, Ana María; Samuel, Katja; White, Nigel D (1st January 2012)

Part IV Judicial Responses, 28 Human Rights and the Fight against Terrorism: Some Comments on the Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights

Egbert Myjer

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

Edited By: Ana María Salinas de Frías, Katja Samuel, Nigel D White

Subject(s):
European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) — Expulsion — Torture — Right to fair trial — Right to effective remedy — Terrorism
From the very beginning of its existence, the organs of the European Convention on Human Rights 1 (Convention or ECHR) (until 1998: the European Commission on Human Rights (Commission) and the European Court of Human Rights (Court or ECtHR); from 1998 only the Court) were faced with complaints introduced by applicants who were, at the national level, considered to be terrorists or extremists. The very first judgment of the Court dealt with a person who was arrested and kept in a form of administrative detention because he was a member of the Irish Republican Army...
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