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The European Court of Human Rights between Law and Politics

Jonas Christoffersen and Mikael Rask Madsen


This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the rise and subsequent development of one of the most striking supranational judicial institutions ever created. The book brings together leading scholars and practitioners to cast new light on the substantial jurisprudence and perpetual political reform of the Court. The broad analysis based on historical, legal, and social scientific perspectives provides new insight into the lasting institutional crisis of the ECtHR and identifies the lessons that can be learned and taken into account in the shaping of the future of the European Conven ... More

Keywords: European Court of Human Rights, history, adjudication, institutionalization, reform, law and politics, voting patterns, civil society organizations, EU law, individual and constitutional justice, legitimacy

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199694495
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694495.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonas Christoffersen, editor
Executive Director, Danish Institute for Human Rights
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Mikael Rask Madsen, editor
Professor of European Law and Integration and Director, Centre for Studies in Legal Culture, University of Copenhagen
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