Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of 4 November 1950 (Journal of Laws 1993 No. 61, item 284) (ECHR)


Article 14The enjoyment of the rights and freedoms set forth in this Convention shall be secured without discrimination on any ground such as sex, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other status.

ECHR is one of the first international agreements which comprehensively concerned the protection of human rights, including, among others, right to life, prohibition of torture, right to liberty and security of person, right to respect for private and family life. Among the fundamental principles to which the enjoyment of rights and freedoms set forth in this Convention is subordinated, there is the prohibition of discrimination. The Convention also provides the possibility of bringing an effective remedy to a competent public authority by any person whose rights and freedoms contained in this Convention have been violated.