The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: The Protection of Individual Rights in the Age of Globalization
The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms is considered as the premier document, which offers the highest degree of protection of individual rights. Since 1953, the Convention has been playing an important role to understand the issues of individual human rights. By contrast, the developments of globalisation have added a number of challenges in the context of individual rights. However, the development of the concept of individual human rights in Europe has taken a long process of evolution. Therefore, the objectives of this paper are to evaluate the evolving process of individual rights in Europe, and to examine how far the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms is addressing the emerging realities of globalisation.