European human rights law is a body of law which has emerged from the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights. Besides the Convention, its sources also encompass the soft-law of the Council of Europe and recently the ever-growing practice of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. However, the most significant and by far the most abundant among its sources is the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights, seated in Strasbourg. The jurisprudence of the Court constitutes the core substance of this volume. Its principal purpose is to supply basic information on European human rights law, as developed by the Court in Strasbourg, to students and practitioners needing an introduction to it. The stage of development, as well as the importance of European human rights law in everyday life are evident, as confirmed by the fact that it took almost three hundred pages to perform such a modest task.