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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)

Mario Oetheimer, Guillem Cano Palomares

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 May 2024

Freedom from slavery or forced labour — Right to life

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’; ‘Court’) is an independent judicial body set up within the Council of Europe (COE) and established under the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950) (‘ECHR’; ‘Convention’). 2 There was much debate at the Congress of Europe (The Hague, 7–10 May 1948) concerning the creation of a Supreme Court with supra-State jurisdiction. Such a court would be responsible for assuring the implementation of a Charter of Human Rights, and citizens and groups would be given the right of...
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