Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Logo

Pritzker Legal Research Center

International Media Law and Related Human Rights

European Convention on Human Rights

The Council of Europe (not to be confused with the European Union) is an international organisation on the continent of Europe with the stated aim of protecting human rights, democracy, and the rule of law. The European Convention on Human Rights, which protects human rights and political freedoms in Europe, entered into force on 3 September 1953. This convention protects freedom of expression and information in Article 10 and the right to privacy in Article 8. 

Commentary on the European Convention on Human Rights

Scholarly commentaries provide article-by-article analysis of a convention, including citations to relevant cases, travaux préparatoires (preparatory works), and other documents.