PluriCourts Lunch Seminar: The Failure to Destroy the Authority of the European Court of Human Rights: 2010-2018

Wednesday Lunch Seminar with Professor Mads Andenæs

Professor Mads Professor Mads Andenæs will present the paper The Failure to Destroy the Authority of the European Court of Human Rights: 2010-2018, which is co-authored with Alec Stone Sweet and Wayne Sandholtz.

Abstract

In the 2010-2018 period, certain Member States of the Council of Europe engaged in an unprecedented attempt to undermine the authority of the European Court of Human Rights. The United Kingdom and Denmark, supported by critics in academia, notably sought to institutionalize the principles of ‘subsidiarity’ and ‘margin of appreciation’ as formal deference doctrines. In a series of High Level Conferences, a large majority of Member States repudiated these efforts, leaving the basics of the Court’s powers intact. Despite scholarly efforts to demonstrate the contrary, our analysis does not confirm that the Court has ‘walked-back’ rights, or retreated from its basic jurisprudential orientations.

 

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PluriCourts Lunch Seminars are a forum for pluridisciplinary discussion of core issues relating to international courts and tribunals. PluriCourts scholars or invited speakers present new and ongoing research or comment on current questions

Published Jan. 19, 2022 12:55 PM - Last modified Feb. 3, 2022 9:52 AM