International Human Rights at PluriCourts

PluriCourts studies the legitimacy of multi-level human rights International Courts and Tribunals (ICs) at regional and international levels. States have started to question the legitimacy of these ICs, for example, the professionalism of the members of those treaty bodies or how they stifle the scope of domestic decision making.

PluriCourts also considers various reform proposals, including how the European Court of Human Rights seeks to reduce its large backlog of cases and how it develops its doctrine to grant states a certain ‘margin of appreciation.’ PluriCourts follows the Courts’ discussion concerning the EU’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights. Researchers also study and compare the challenges raised against the Inter-American Court of Human Rights with the developments in Europe, and the influence among those two and the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights.

Andreas Føllesdal and Geir Ulfstein coordinate PluriCourts’ research on human rights ICs.

 

Published Sep. 25, 2013 12:44 PM - Last modified Dec. 1, 2017 1:53 PM