Legitimate Expectations Under Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the European Convention on Human Rights

By Maya Sigron

This book provides a thorough evaluation of the complex relationship between legitimate expectations and the protection of property guaranteed by Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the European Convention on Human Rights. To set the context, the book first gives a brief but comprehensive analysis of property rights from Ancient Greek times until now. Subsequently, it compares the protection of legitimate expectations with its underlying principles in other legal orders. The book addresses three main research questions: What are the conditions for the creation and protection of legitimate expectations in the context of Article 1 of Protocol No. 1? What roles do confidence, detriment, and fair balance play in that context? What purposes do legitimate expectations fulfill in the context of Article 1 of Protocol No. 1? To answer these questions, the book offers an extensive analysis of the European Court of Human Rights' case-law related to legitimate expectations under Article 1 of Protocol No. 1. The book collects and lists the main misunderstandings with respect to legitimate expectations in cases brought before the European Court of Human Rights. The conclusion assesses the major results and paves the way for future debate about the doctrine of legitimate expectations under Article 1 of Protocol No. 1.


Publication Date: 5/14/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780682228