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The European Court of Human Rights between Law and Politics

Edited by: Jonas Christoffersen, Mikael Rask Madsen

ISBN13: 9780199694495
Published: June 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £83.00
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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.

The European Court of Human Rights is in many ways is an unparalleled success. The Court embarked, during the 1970s, 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.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties, EU Law
Contents:
1: Jonas Christoffersen and Mikael Rask Madsen: Introduction: The European Court of Human Rights between Law and Politics
Part I - Politics and Institutionalisation
2: Ed Bates: The Birth of the European Convention on Human Rights
3: Mikael Rask Madsen: The Protracted Institutionalisation of the Strasbourg Court: From the Diplomacy of Law to Integrationist Jurisprudence
4: Erik Voeten: Politics, Judicial Behaviour, and Institutional Design
5: Rachel A. Cichowski: Civil Society and the European Court of Human Rights
6: Anthony Lester: The European Court of Human Rights after 50 Years
Part II - Law and Legitimization
7: Robert Harmsen: The Reform of the Convention System: Institutional Restructuring and the (Geo-)Politics of Human Rights
8: Stéphanie Hennette-Vauchez: Constitutional v. International? When Unified Reformatory Rationales Mismatch the Plural Paths of Legitimacy of ECHR Law
9: Laurent Scheeck: Diplomatic Intrusions, Dialogues and Fragile Equilibriums: The European Court as a Constitutional Actor of the European Union
10: Jonas Christoffersen: Individual and Constitutional Justice: Can the Dynamics of ECHR Adjudication be Reversed?
11: Luzius Wildhaber: Rethinking the European Court of Human Rights