Book Review: Natasa Mavronicola, Torture, Inhumanity and Degradation under Article 3 of the ECHR: Absolute Rights and Absolute Wrongs (Hart Publishing 2021).


Demir E.

HUMAN RIGHTS LAW REVIEW, vol.21, no.4, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Book Review
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/hrlr/ngab025
  • Title of Journal : HUMAN RIGHTS LAW REVIEW

Abstract

What is an absolute right? In what ways is it different from non-absolute rights? How is absoluteness interpreted in human rights practice? In Torture, Inhumanity and Degradation under Article 3 of the ECHR: Absolute Rights and Absolute Wrongs, the author, Natasa Mavronicola, tackles these significant (and yet quite difficult) questions and delves into the meaning of absoluteness by specifically focusing on Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the ECHR or the Convention): the right not to be subjected to torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.