George Letsas

University College London - Faculty of Laws

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4-8 Endsleigh Gardens

London, WC1E OEG

United Kingdom

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Scholarly Papers (18)

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The ECHR as a Living Instrument: Its Meaning and its Legitimacy

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 15 Mar 2012
George Letsas
University College London - Faculty of Laws
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European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), European Court of Human Rights, living instrument, evolutive interpretation, legitimacy, margin of appreciation, consensus

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Is There a Right not to be Offended in One’s Religious Beliefs?

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 Nov 2009
George Letsas
University College London - Faculty of Laws
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freedom of religion, freedom of expression, human rights, European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), blasphemy, hate speech

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Dworkin on Human Rights

Jurisprudence (Hart Publishing) (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 24 Mar 2013
George Letsas
University College London - Faculty of Laws
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philosophy of human rights, interpretivism, practice-dependent theories, Ronald Dworkin, legitimacy, international law, European Convention on Human Rights, political conception of rights

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Rescuing Proportionality

Rowan Cruft and Massimo Renzo (eds), Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights, Oxford University Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 30 Oct 2013
George Letsas
University College London - Faculty of Laws
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proportionality, human rights, balancing, fundamental rights, European convention on human rights, judicial review, equality

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No Human Right to Adopt? Gay and Lesbian Adoption Under the ECHR

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 12 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2021
George Letsas
University College London - Faculty of Laws
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European Convention on human rights, adoption, discrimination, judicial reasoning, margin of appreciation, proportionality

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Judge Rozakis's Separate Opinions and the Strasbourg Dilemma

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 25 Jun 2011
George Letsas
University College London - Faculty of Laws
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European Court of Human Rights, Separate Opinions, Margin of Appreciation, Proportionality, European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)

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Harmonic Law: The Case Against Pluralism

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 25 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2011
George Letsas
University College London - Faculty of Laws
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Legal Pluralism, Judicial Dialogue, EU Constitutionalism, Legal Positivism

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‘The Positivist May Be Right’: Legal Conventionalism Revisited

Problema: Anuario de Filosofia y Teoria de Derecho, (2016) 10, pp. 63-89.
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 16 Oct 2018
George Letsas
University College London - Faculty of Laws
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Conventionalism, Legal Obligation, Conventional Morality, Normative Reasons, Law As Integrity, Ronald Dworkin, H.L.A. Hart, Legal Positivism, Interpretivism

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The Scope and Balancing of Rights: Diagnostic or Constitutive?

Eva Brems & Janneke Gerards (eds), Shaping Rights: The Role of the European Court of Human Rights in Determining the Scope of Human Rights, Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 30 Oct 2013
George Letsas
University College London - Faculty of Laws
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human rights, fundamental rights, scope of rights, balancing, proportionality, European Convention on Human Rights, judicial review

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Foundationalism About Contract Law: A Sceptical View

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 03 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2018
George Letsas and Prince Saprai
University College London - Faculty of Laws and University College London - Faculty of Laws
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Promise, Contract, Private Law, Jurisprudence

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Revisiting the Margin of Appreciation: A Reply to Føllesdal

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 28 Jul 2016
George Letsas
University College London - Faculty of Laws
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European Convention on Human Rights, Margin of Appreciation, Judicial Deference, International Human Rights, Democracy, State Sovereignty

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The DNA of Conventions

Law and Philosophy, 2013 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Mar 2013
George Letsas
University College London - Faculty of Laws
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conventions, normativity, normative reasons, motivating reasons, conventionalism, practices, rule-following, David Lewis, Andrei Marmor

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Balancing as a Legal Method: What It Is and How (Not) to Do It

Bezemek, Potacs and Somek (eds), The Vienna Lectures on Legal Philosophy, Forthcoming , Faculty of Laws University College London Law Research Paper No. 01/2023
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 10 Jan 2023 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2023
George Letsas
University College London - Faculty of Laws
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balancing, Robert Alexy, fundamental rights, conflict of rights, incommensurability, interests, proportionality, legal methodology, Ronald Dworkin, Jurgen Habermas

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Accommodating What Needn't Be Special

The Law & Ethics of Human Rights, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 319–340, 2018
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 01 Nov 2019
George Letsas
University College London - Faculty of Laws
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Freedom of religion, Religious accommodation, human rights, equality and non-discrimination, European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), law and religion, liberalism

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The Irrelevance of Religion to Law

Cecile Laborde and Aurelia Bardon (eds), Religion in Liberal Political Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2017)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 01 Nov 2019
George Letsas
University College London - Faculty of Laws
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law and religion, freedom of religion, religious accommodation, human rights, legal interpretation, liberalism

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Proportionality as Fittingness: The Moral Dimension of Proportionality

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 04 May 2020
George Letsas
University College London - Faculty of Laws
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proportionality, balancing, human rights, interpretation, fundamental rights, judicial review

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Two Concepts of the Margin of Appreciation

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 26, Issue 4, pp. 705-732, 2006
Posted: 17 Jul 2008
George Letsas
University College London - Faculty of Laws

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The Truth in Autonomous Concepts: How to Interpret the ECHR

European Journal of International Law, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 279-305, 2004
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
George Letsas
University College London - Faculty of Laws

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