The European Court of Human Rights is an international court set up in 1959. It rules on individual or State applications alleging violations of the civil and political rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights.



Suggested readings:

CHEVALIER-WATTS Juliet, “Has Human Rights Law Become Lex Specialis for the European Court of Human Rights in Right to Life Cases Arising from Internal Armed Conflicts?”, in The International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp.
GAGGIOLI Gloria & KOLB Robert, “A Right to Life in Armed Conflicts?: the Contribution of the European Court of Human Rights”, in IYHR, Vol. 37, 2007, pp. 115-163.
REIDY Aisling, “The Approach of the European Commission and Court of Human Rights to International Humanitarian Law”, in IRRC, No. 324, September 1998, pp. 513-529.
SASSÒLI Marco, “La Cour européenne des droits de l’homme et les conflits armés”, in BREITENMOSER Stephan, EHRENZELLER Bernhard, SASSÒLI Marco, STOFFEL Walter & WAGNER PFEIFER Beatrice (eds), Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law: Liber Amicorum Luzius Wildhaber, Zürich, Dike, February 2007, pp. 709-731