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Author Mavronicola, Natasa, author

Title Torture, inhumanity, and degradation under Article 3 of the ECHR : absolute rights and absolute wrongs / Natasa Mavronicola
Edition First edition
Published Oxford, UK ; Hart Publishing, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020
[London, England] : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020

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Description 1 online resource (288 pages)
Contents What is an 'absolute right'? A conceptual framework on absoluteness, applicability and specification -- Delimiting the absolute : how should the ECtHR approach the specification of Article 3 ECHR? -- The specification of torture within Article 3 ECHR -- The Article 3 'threshold' : the specification of inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment -- The specification of positive obligations under Article 3 ECHR -- Specifying the non-refoulement duty under Article 3 ECHR
Summary "This book theorises and concretises the idea of 'absolute rights' in human rights law with a focus on Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). It unpacks how we might understand what an 'absolute right' in human rights law is and draws out how such a right's delimitation may remain faithful to its absolute character. Concretising these starting points, it considers how, as a matter of principle, the right not to be subjected to torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment enshrined in Article 3 ECHR is and ought to be substantively delimited by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Focusing on the wrongs at issue, this analysis touches both on the core of the right and on what some might consider to lie at the right's 'fringes': from the aggravated wrong of torture, to the severity assessment delineating inhumanity and degradation; the justified use of force and its implications for absoluteness; the delimitation of positive obligations to protect from ill-treatment; and the duty not to expel persons to places where they face a real risk of torture, inhumanity or degradation. Few legal standards carry the simultaneous significance and contestation surrounding this right. This book seeks to contribute fruitfully to efforts to counter a proliferation of attempts to dispute, circumvent or dilute the absolute character of the right not to be subjected to torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and offer the groundwork for transparently and coherently (re)interpreting the right's contours in line with its absolute character"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject European Court of Human Rights.
United Nations. Committee against Torture.
SUBJECT European Court of Human Rights fast
United Nations. Committee against Torture fast
Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950 November 5) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79043274
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1984 December 10) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n87865133
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment fast
Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms fast
Subject International law and human rights.
Torture (International law)
Refoulement.
Human rights.
International law and human rights
Refoulement
Torture (International law)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781509903009
1509903003