Today they are completed 70 years since the signing of the European Convention on Human Rights (4.11.1950).
This is the first legally binding text on the protection of individual and civil liberties on the European continent, καθώς ιδρύει ένα διεθνές δικαιοδοτικό όργανο, the European Court of Human Rights, responsible for examining individual or state appeals, after the exhaustion of domestic remedies. Its decisions are binding and have led to changes in the legislation and administrative practice of the states..
Dr.. Sultana Ventouli
Mandated Advisor for Education issues
"Human rights are like armor: they protect us ∙ are like rules, because they tell us how we can behave ∙ and they are like judges, because we can rely on them. They are abstract – as emotions, and like emotions, belong to everyone and exist no matter what.
They are like nature because they can be violated ∙ and like the spirit because they can not be destroyed. Like time, treat us the same way – rich and poor, old and young, whites and blacks, tall and short. They offer us respect and ask us to treat others with respect. As sometimes we may disagree on the definition of goodness, of truth and justice, so we recognize the rights when we see them ".
Council of Europe, https://www.coe.int/en/web/compass/what-are-human-rights-