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Protecting Individuals From Vulnerable Groups And Minorities In The Ecthr: Litigation And Jurisprudence In Austria

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After regaining its full sovereignty by the State Treaty of Vienna in 1955, Austria joined the Council of Europe (CoE) as its fifteenth Member State on 16 April 1956. In Austria, human rights are often seen to predominantly protect the rights of minorities and marginalised groups in society. The following chapter tries to identify those minorities and vulnerable groups that tend to seek support from the ECtHR when their human rights have been violated. It also analyses why members of the identified groups take their cases to Strasbourg and why individuals belonging to other deprived groups do not turn to the ECtHR. This chapter is concluded by providing an answer to the question on whether and to what extent the Court's jurisprudence exerts an impact on the protection of the rights of marginalised individuals and minorities.

Keywords: Austria; CoE; ECtHR; human rights; Strasbourg; Treaty of Vienna



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