Criticism of the European Court of Human Rights

Shifting the Convention System: Counter-Dynamics at the National and EU Level

Edited by: Patricia Popelier, Sarah Lambrecht, Koen Lemmens

For some time now, the European Court of Human Rights has been under substantial pressure. The Court has stumbled into a legitimacy crisis with regard to certain countries that needs to be taken seriously, since scholars warn that institutions with eroding legitimacy risk must demise or reform. The goal of this volume is to explore how widespread this critical attitude of the European Court of Human Rights really is. It also assesses to what extent such criticism is being translated into strategies at the political level or at the judicial level to bring about concrete changes in the dynamics between national and European fundamental rights protection. The book is topical and innovative, as these questions have so far remained largely unexplored, especially cross-nationally. Far from focusing exclusively on those voices that are currently raised so loud, conclusions are based on comparative in-depth reports, covering fifteen Contracting Parties and the EU. (Series: Law and Cosmopolitan Values, Vol. 9) [Subject: EU Law, Human Rights Law, Comparative Law]

Publication Date: 6/24/2016
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781780684017