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Part Five Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, concerning the Abolition of the Death Penalty, Preamble/Préambule

From: The European Convention on Human Rights: A Commentary

William A. Schabas

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 June 2024

Human rights remedies — Treaties, interpretation

This chapter presents the Preamble of Protocol 6 to the European Convention on Human Rights. It begins with a short introduction, placing the provision within the context of international human rights law more generally. It then reviews the drafting history or preparatory work of the provision; discusses the interpretation of the text and the legal issues, with references to the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Commission on Human Rights; and concludes with a selective bibliography on the provision.

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