In properly interpreting the European Convention on Human Rights1 and providing evidence of modern standards and values both the domestic courts and the European Court of Human Rights have recognised the relevance, and the need to take account2, of Council of Europe instruments such as the European Social Charter3, the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners4 and the European Convention on Transfrontier Television5; United Nations instruments such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights6, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights7, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
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