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A Europe of Rights: The Impact of the ECHR on National Legal Systems

Helen Keller and Alec Stone Sweet


The European Convention on Human Rights has evolved into a sophisticated legal system, whose formal reach into the domestic law and politics of the Contracting States is limited only by the ever-widening scope of the Convention itself, as determined by a transnational court. In this book, a team of distinguished scholars trace and evaluate, comparatively, the impact of the ECHR and the European Court of Human Rights on law and politics in eighteen national systems: Ireland-UK; France-Germany, Italy-Spain, Belgium-Netherlands, Norway-Sweden, Greece-Turkey, Russia-Ukraine, Poland-Slovakia, and A ... More

Keywords: European Convention on Human Rights, ECHR, human rights, transnational court

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199535262
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535262.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen Keller, editor
Professor of Public Law, International and European Law, University of Zurich

Alec Stone Sweet, editor
Chair in International and Comparative Law, Yale Law School

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