The Margin of Appreciation and the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights: Threat to the Rule of Law
Jeffrey A. Brauch
Regent University - School of Law
Columbia Journal of European Law, Vol. 11, 2005
The European Court of Human Rights has increasingly relied on the "margin of appreciation" as a tool for interpreting the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The article describes the history and development of this doctrine. It then illustrates why the doctrine endangers the rule of law - and to some degree the protection of human rights - in Europe.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 38
Keywords: Human Rights, European Court of Human Rights, margin of appreciation, rule of law, European consensus
Date posted: June 27, 2012