The European Court of Human Rights: A Constitutionalized Court

In this seminar Geir Ulfstein presents a draft article where he argues that the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) should be seen as a constitutionalized, rather than a constitutional court for Europe.

The interaction between the Court and national organs goes beyond judicial dialogue and constitutional pluralism. The interaction should be based on the constitutional principles of democracy, rule of law, human rights and subsidiarity. He discusses what difference it makes to see the ECtHR as a constitutionalized court.


The MultiRights seminars are organised by the MultiRights project on the multi-level human rights judiciary. They provide a forum for discussions for researchers from various backgrounds, including law, philosophy and political science. The seminars take place on a regular basis on Tuesdays and are open for all.

Tags: Human Rights
Published Jan. 27, 2015 11:31 AM - Last modified Mar. 7, 2016 5:08 PM