Personal Freedom Through Human Rights Law?: Autonomy, Identity and Integrity Under the European Convention on Human Rights

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BRILL, 2009 - Law - 233 pages
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Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights provides a right to respect for onea (TM)s private life. The European Court of Human Rights has interpreted this provision broadly to include a right to personal autonomy, identity and integrity. The book examines these concepts by interconnecting case law from the Court with the philosophical debates, including those in feminism, in four parts: (1) personal freedom and human rights law (2) privacy and personal autonomy (3) personal identity (4) bodily and moral integrity. The author notes, through her analysis of the Courta (TM)s case law, that different versions of freedom are evident in the jurisprudence, including one which may restrict human freedom rather than enhance it through human rights law. This book will be invaluable to scholars of the Court, human rights and issues of the self.
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to the book
1
PART I HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM
11
PART II PRIVACY AND PERSONAL AUTONOMY AT THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
47
PART III PERSONAL IDENTITY AND THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
87
PART IV PERSONAL INTEGRITY
163
Bibliography
207
Index
231
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About the author (2009)

Jill Marshall Ph.D. (2003) in Law, University of London, is a lecturer in law at Queen Mary, University of London. She has published in the area of feminist jurisprudence and human rights including Humanity, Freedom and Feminism (Ashgate 2005).

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