The European Court of Human Rights between law and politics / edited by Jonas Christoffersen and Mikael Rask Madsen
- The birth of the European Convention on Human Rights / Ed Bates -- The protracted institutionalisation of the Strasbourg court : from the diplomacy of law to integrationist jurisprudence / Mikael Rask Madsen -- Politics, judicial behaviour, and institutional design / Erik Voeten -- Civil society and the European Court of Human Rights / Rachel A. Cichowski -- The European Court of Human Rights after 50 years / Anthony Lester -- The reform of the convention system : institutional restructuring and the (geo-)politics of human rights / Robert Harmsen -- Constitutional v. international? : When unified reformatory rationales mismatch the plural paths of legitimacy of ECHR law / Stephanie Hennette-Vauchez -- Diplomatic intrusions, dialogues and fragile equilibriums : the European Court as a constitutional actor of the European Union / Laurent Scheeck -- Individual and constitutional justice : can the dynamics of ECHR adjudication be reversed? / Jonas Christoffersen -- Rethinking the European Court of Human Rights / Luzius Wildhaber.
- "The European Court of Human Rights between Law and Politics provides a comprehensive analysis of the origins and development of one of the most striking supranational judicial institutions. The book brings together leading scholars and practitioners to cast new light on the substantial jurisprudence and ongoing political reform of the Court. The broad analysis based on historical, legal, and social science perspectives provides new insights into the institutional crisis of the Court and identifies the lessons that can be learned for the future of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The European Court of Human Rights is in many ways is an unparalleled success. The Court embarked, during the 1970's, upon the development of a progressive and genuinely European jurisprudence. In the post-Cold War era, it went from being the guarantor of human rights solely in Western Europe to becoming increasingly involved in the transition to democracy and the rule of law in Eastern Europe. Now the protector of the human rights of some 800 million Europeans from 47 different countries, the European system is once again deeply challenged - this time by a massive case load and by the Member States' increased reluctance towards the Court. This book paves the way for a better understanding of the system and hence a better basis for choosing the direction of the next stage of development"--Provided by publisher.
- 9780199694495 (cloth : alk. paper) and 0199694494 (cloth : alk. paper)
- Papers from the Copenhagen Conference on the European Court of Human Rights, held at the University of Copenhagen on March 21-22, 2009.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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