2.4 The European Court of Human Rights

Common law and the court hierarchy, statutory interpretation and judicial precedent are all peculiar to the domestic English law. The European Court of Human Rights operates in a different way. The rights in the European Convention on Human Rights are stated in general terms and are interpreted according to international legal principles. For example, Article 31(1) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties states:

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1.4.1 Try some yourself

1 Round a measurement of 1.059 metres:

  • (a) to the nearest whole number of metres;

  • (b) to two decimal places;

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1.8: Summary

This Unit has looked at a variety of ways of comparing prices, and the construction of a price index. Important statistical ideas that contributed to this included mean, weighted mean and median, as well as the general notion of an index.

You now know quite a lot about the CPI, the RPI, and price indices in general, and so you should be able to explain what politicians and journalists really mean when they make sweeping statements about inflation and the cost of living. In the course of
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1.7.4: Is a picture worth a thousand words?

This final subsection is an overview of the various modes of mathematical communication used so far, like words, tables and graphs, and diagrams. You may have a preference for one over the others as a way of presenting ideas and of receiving information. However, they can all aid your understanding and communication of different mathematical ideas. So you need to develop your skills in using and interpreting all of them.

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1.7.3 What is proportion?

A common criticism of many children's and some adults' drawings is that certain parts are not ‘in proportion’. That means that they are either too big or too small in relation to the rest of the masterpiece. ‘In proportion’ means being in the same ratio. Imagine that you have drawn a picture of the front of your house, reducing it in scale to one twentieth of its size.

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