English language edition is ISBN 9781906507459.
French language edition is ISBN 9781906507596.
Russian language edition is ISBN 9785913720085.
The English Language edition of this book is now sold out.This book, designed to mark the Court's fiftieth anniversary in 2009 and the Convention's sixtieth in 2010, does not purport to be a full and complete history of the institution. Nor is it a treatise on the Court's procedure and case-law, on which many publications already exist.
Rather, being for the general reader wishing to increase his or her knowledge of the Court as an institution, it steers a course between an academic commentary and a purely introductory guide. It groups a variety of individual contributions, on topics generally selected by the authors themselves, round a skeleton retracing the main relevant events over the last half-century.
"The Conscience of Europe charts the Court's prestigious history but also looks towards the future. We are deeply indebted to our publishers who, at the design stage, marshalled with great skill a very diverse collection of texts and images in such a way that, without losing sight of the seriousness of the subject matter, the book remains attractive throughout and is a pleasure to read and handle." Jean-Paul Costa, President of the European Court of Human Rights