`The Commentary is . . . among the finest published works on the Convention. It is, as one would expect, written with the erudition and authority of someone whose entire professional life has been closely associated with the international protection of human rights and with the Convention system. It is also a very well-structured work and the discussion of each Article of the Convention, both substantive and procedural, is prefaced with an invaluable introductory comment and a note on the drafting of the provision . . . More than that it is a pleasure to read... I welcome the Commentary without reservation and congratulate Professor Schabas very warmly for a work which will I predict swiftly become not only a leading work on the Convention system but an indispensable resource for all interested in what he calls one of the greatest stories of success in the modern protection of human rights.' Sir Nicolas Bratza, the former President of the European Court of Human Rights
General Editors: Philip Alston, New York University.
Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, University of Geneva.
William A. Schabas is Professor of international law at Middlesex University in London. He is also Professor of international criminal law and human rights at Leiden University, Emeritus Professor of human rights law at the National University of Ireland Galway, and honorary chairman of the Irish Centre for Human Rights.