In the Name of the European Club of Liberal Democracies. On the Identity, Mandate and National Buffering of the ECTHR’s Case Law

28 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2020 Last revised: 3 Feb 2020

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Armin von Bogdandy

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Laura Hering

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Date Written: January 21, 2020

Abstract

The ECtHR is under observation. The Copenhagen Declaration has called on the Convention States to evaluate its case law in order to decide on further reform. But what are the yardsticks for such an evaluation? We submit that they lie in the source of the ECtHR’s democratic legitimacy, one the one hand, and in the challenges it faces, on the other. Thus, the present contribution argues that the Court speaks In the name of the European club of liberal democracies and that its greatest challenge is continuing to do so in a credible manner.

Suggested Citation

von Bogdandy, Armin and Hering, Laura, In the Name of the European Club of Liberal Democracies. On the Identity, Mandate and National Buffering of the ECTHR’s Case Law (January 21, 2020). Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2020-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3522999 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3522999

Armin Von Bogdandy (Contact Author)

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Laura Hering

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law ( email )

Im Neuenheimer Feld 535
69120 Heidelberg, 69120
Germany

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