The UK and Strasbourg: A Strained Relationship – The Long View

Forthcoming Chapter in Katja S Ziegler, Elizabeth Wicks and Loveday Hodson (eds), The UK and European Human Rights: A Strained Relationship?, (Hart, 2015) (draft version).

University of Leicester School of Law Research Paper No. 15-05

38 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2015

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Ed Bates

University of Leicester

Date Written: February 23, 2015

Abstract

This paper examines relations between the UK and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), given the latter’s capacity to set boundaries to what the former may do in the field of ‘Convention rights’. It adopts a broader, longer-term view. In order to do so, the introduction will undertake a brief examination of the current situation, acknowledging the risks of selectivity and generalisation. Three illustrations of the strained relationship post 2009-2010 will therefore be provided, before some general reflections are offered.

Keywords: United Kingdom, European Court of Human Rights, ECtHR, human rights, Convention rights.

Suggested Citation

Bates, Ed, The UK and Strasbourg: A Strained Relationship – The Long View (February 23, 2015). Forthcoming Chapter in Katja S Ziegler, Elizabeth Wicks and Loveday Hodson (eds), The UK and European Human Rights: A Strained Relationship?, (Hart, 2015) (draft version)., University of Leicester School of Law Research Paper No. 15-05, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2568713

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