Substantially rewritten and updated this new edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the most advanced international human rights system in the world - the European Convention on Human Rights. Full account is taken of developments to the Convention case law and the supervisory arrangements in the form of Protocol No. 11, together with relevant developments outside Strasbourg, including the human rights aspects of the EU and the Organisation for Cooperation and Security in Europe (OSCE). Reviews the new European Court of Human Rights, set up in 1998, and contrast it with the original arrangements for supervising the Convention. Examines the relations between the Convention and other human rights arrangements, such as the OSCE and the European Social Charter. Concludes by considering the future of the Convention.Merrills, J. G. is the author of 'Human Rights in Europe' with ISBN 9780719058370 and ISBN 0719058376.