In the Name of the European Club of Liberal Democracies. On the Identity, Mandate and National Buffering of the ECtHR’s Case Law
in: Hélène Ruiz Fabri, André Nunes Chaib, Ingo Venzke and Armin von Bogdandy (eds.), International Judicial Legitimacy – New Voices and Approaches, Nomos Baden-Baden, 2020
28 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2020 Last revised: 11 Sep 2020
Date Written: January 21, 2020
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.
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