This book is intended to provide a guide for the general audience on some key issues of human rights in Europe. If you want to learn more about human rights (your rights) and how the Council of Europe protects and promotes these rights, continue reading.


It will explain how the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) works, and then how the Council of Europe is working in other ways to protect and promote these rights throughout the European Continent. And finally, you will read some comments on how human rights in Europe can develop and strengthen in the near future.