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The “Bulletin”, under different titles,
was published from 1978 to summer 2012, with the aim
to summarise events in the field of human rights from the perspective of the
Council of Europe. Each issue has sections devoted to different developments in
the field of human rights : cases before the organs of the European Convention
on Human Rights, social rights, prevention of torture, protection of national
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Human rights files
A series of monographs covering specific
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The “Human rights files” series is aimed at specialists in European law: lawyers,
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Human rights handbooks
Practical guides to the implementation of the European Convention on Human
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. They were written with legal practitioners,
and particularly judges, in mind, but are accessible also to other interested
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Yearbook of the European Convention on
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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European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ)
Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE)
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Evaluation report of European judicial systems
to a new evaluation cycle, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice
(CEPEJ) aims to provide policy makers and justice professionals a practical and
detailed tool to better understand the operation of the public service of
justice in Europe in order to improve its efficiency and its quality in the
interest of 800 million Europeans.
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Handbook for conducting satisfaction surveys aimed at court users in
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