European Convention on Human Rights
European Convention on Human Rights - (ECHR )
The ECHR is an international human rights treaty between 47 states that are members of the Council of Europe. The governments that sign up to the ECHR have made up a legal commitment to abide certain standards of behaviour and to protect the basic rights and freedoms of ordinary people.
Source: Adapted from amnesty.org
Example of Use: The idea for the creation of the European Convention on Human Rights was proposed during the Second World War.