Every year, the European Court of Human Rights delivers a large number of judgments, adding to its already extensive case-law. This makes it difficult for people outside the Court to know which cases are the most relevant and break new ground for Article 8 issues. This book seeks to respond to that need by focusing on the most important cases and aims to make the content of Article 8 accessible in order to best serve readers every-day practical legal needs. The cases are selected following the Courts Jurisconsults opinion of their jurisprudential interest. In addition, the book includes a number of other cases that raise issues of general interest, establish new principles, or develop or clarify the Courts existing case-law.
This book is much more detailed than any other Article 8 case-law book on the market. Court lawyers, judges and other practitioners often face situations where a reference is needed to a particular type of a case, but such reference is nowhere to be found. Most case-law guides on the European Convention on Human Rights cover all of the Convention Articles, meaning that each Article is not dealt with in a detailed manner. The authors of this book aimed to collect all possible reference cases together, where all, even the rarer cases, can be found, and to make this information available to others. The cases are summarised in such a manner that the readers attention is drawn to the essential points, allowing them to focus on the jurisprudential significance of a particular case. A clear structure utilising detailed headings helps the reader to quickly find the relevant case-law.