The Directorate General publishes various booklets, handbooks, bulletins and series of publications dedicated to various subjects in the fields of human rights and rule of law. Find below the main titles and series. The page will include also publications produced by different entities, and those sujects are related to their sector of activity.

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Human Rights Handbooks

Written by experts in the field, each handbook deals with one aspect of the European Convention on Human Rights or its protocols. The handbooks are intended as a very practical guide to how particular articles of the European Convention on Human Rights have been applied and interpreted by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Human Rights Files

The "Human rights files" series is aimed at specialists in European law: lawyers, practitioners and research students. It also constitutes a useful resource for the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the signatory states.

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Yearbook of the European Convention on Human Rights

Using official Council of Europe sources, the Yearbook is published by Brill Academic Publishers. Each volume presents the developments and significant events concerning the Convention.

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