Signed in Rome in 1950 under the aegis of the Council of Europe, the Convention established a system of international protection for human rights and set up a European Court of Human Rights. (See Fundamental rights: EU Charter)
A European Convention on Human Rights, signed under the aegis of the Council of Europe in 1950, established an unprecedented system of international protection for human rights, offering individuals the possibility of applying to the courts for the enforcement of their rights. The Convention, which has been ratified by all EU Member States, established a number of supervisory bodies based in Strasbourg, including the European Court of Human Rights.
The colloquial name for the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. An international agreement between most European states setting out a package of civil rights and liberties, described as 'rights and freedoms' under Convention Rights. The ECHR is applied in devolved Scotland through provisions of the Scotland Act 1998 and the Human Rights Act 1998.
Signed in Rome on 4 November 1950 under the aegis of the Council of Europe (NB not the European Council), an international system for the protection of human rights, which offers each individual access to justice in respect of their rights. Situated in Strasbourg, a number of bodies were set up to give the Convention substance: a Commissioner for Human Rights charged with instructing citizens about their rights, the European Court of Human Rights which can take up legal proceedings on the behalf of the Committee or the Member States, and a Committee of Ministers who act as custodians of the Convention ruling on violations not dealt with by the Court itself
The Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, also known as the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), was adopted under the auspices of the Council of EuropeThe Council of Europe should not be confused with the Council of the European Union. The European Union is not a party to the Convention and has no role in the administration of the European Court of Human Rights. in 1950 to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms. All Council of Europe member states are party to the Convention and new members are expected to ratify the convention at the earliest opportunity.