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The European Court of Human Rights in the Post-Cold War Era: Universality in Transition


ISBN13: 9780415544337
Published: December 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781138809659



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The European Court of Human Rights has been a vital part of European democratic consolidation and integration for over half a century, setting meaningful standards and offering legal remedies to the individually repressed, the politically vulnerable, and the socially excluded.

After their emancipation from Soviet influence in the 1990s, and with membership of the European Union in mind for many, the new democracies of central and eastern Europe flocked to the Convention system. However, now the ‘gold rush’ is over, the Court’s position in the ‘New Europe’ is under threat.

Its ability to decide cases promptly is almost fatally compromised, and the reform of its institutional architecture is effectively blocked by Russia. The time is right to take stock, to benefit from hindsight, and to consider how the Court can respond to the situation.

This book examines the case law of the European Court of Human Rights with particular reference to democratic transitions in Europe and the consequent enlargement of the European Convention system. Focusing firmly on the substantive jurisprudence of the Court, the book analyses how it has responded to the difficult and distinct circumstances presented by the new Contracting Parties. Faced with different stages of, and commitments to, democratic transition, how has the Court reacted to such diversity whilst maintaining the universality of human rights – and how is this reflected in its judgments?

The book tackles this question by matching rigorous doctrinal analysis of the case law with new developments in critical thinking. The cases are viewed through the prism of jurisprudence and political philosophy, with links made to European political integration and other international human rights systems. The book offers an original explanation of the Court’s predicament by drawing upon ‘thick’ and ‘thin’ notions of morality and tying this to notions of essential contestability.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
1. Introduction

Part 1: Concepts – Delimiting the Problem: Democratic Transition and Enlargement
2. Enlargement
3. Decommunisation and Transitional Justice
4. Universality

Part 2: Cases – Democratic Transition and Enlargement: Background and Key Cases
5. The European Court of Human Rights and Transitional Policies
6. The European Court of Human Rights and Democratic Rights in the Transitional Context

Part 3: Conclusions
7. Institutional Consolidation and Judicial Responses: A Delicate Interplay
8. Universality and Democracy as Essentially Contested Concepts
9. Conclusion: After the Gold Rush

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