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
William A. Schabas
- 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.