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Parliaments and the European Court of Human Rights

Philip Leach and Alice Donald


This book explores the role of national parliaments in the implementation of European Convention on Human Rights standards and judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. It also examines from both an empirical and normative perspective the relationship between parliamentarians and the Convention system—and, more broadly, between democracy, human rights, and legitimate authority. It does so in the context of the present institutional and political pressures which threaten the system’s very survival. The book’s approach is inter-disciplinary, drawing on the fields of international law, int ... More

Keywords: parliament, Convention, ECHR, court, democracy, human rights, implementation, compliance, legitimacy, Council of Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198734246
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734246.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Leach, author
Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, Middlesex University

Alice Donald, author
Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University