Towards a Stronger Conception of Democracy in the Strasbourg Convention
University of Ulster - Transitional Justice Institute
European Human Rights Law Review, pp. 281-294, 2006
Queen's University Belfast Law Research Paper
The purpose of this article is to examine the promotion of democracy through human rights law. The focus will be on the possibilities for using the European Convention on Human Rights to promote participatory democracy. The author argues that the jurisprudence of the Strasbourg Court is beginning to recognise some participatory measures such as the requirement of consultation, notably under Article 8 of the Convention.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: Human rights, democracy, participation
JEL Classification: K10
Date posted: June 17, 2006 ; Last revised: June 7, 2012
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