European Human Rights Law Review, pp. 281-294, 2006
24 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2006 Last revised: 7 Jun 2012
The purpose of this article is to examine the promotion of democracy through human rights law. The focus will be on the possibilities for using the European Convention on Human Rights to promote participatory democracy. The author argues that the jurisprudence of the Strasbourg Court is beginning to recognise some participatory measures such as the requirement of consultation, notably under Article 8 of the Convention.
Keywords: Human rights, democracy, participation
JEL Classification: K10
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
O'Connell, Rory, Towards a Stronger Conception of Democracy in the Strasbourg Convention. European Human Rights Law Review, pp. 281-294, 2006; Queen's University Belfast Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=909205