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Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European Convention

A. W Brian Simpson


This book provides a detailed account of the negotiation of the European Convention on Human Rights, the major achievement of the Council of Europe, and of its impact on the British Empire in its closing years. The book concentrates on the role of the United Kingdom in the negotiations, and the consequences which followed ratification. To provide the historical context for these negotiations it gives a detailed history of the protection of individual rights in the common law system, and of the rise of the movement for the international protection of human rights. This was largely a product of ... More

Keywords: European Convention, Council of Europe, British Empire, human rights, ratification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199267897
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267897.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. W Brian Simpson, author
Charles F and Edith J Clyne Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School