European Human Rights Convention: 60 years! and lots to be done

The 4th November marked the 60th anniversary of the signing of the European Convention on Human Rights in 1950. The Convention, which then came into force on 3rd September 1953, guarantees a range of political rights and freedoms of the individual against interference by the state. To this end, the Council of Europe has been widely congratulated in its work as the engine for the creation of a Europe based on the respect of human rights, peace and tolerance.

The Council of Europe’s progressive attitude towards new issues in human rights, as well as its participatory approach to policy making, has ensured constant achievement has been attained in the past 60 years in furthering human rights in Europe.

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