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The Conservative Human Rights RevolutionEuropean Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention$
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Marco Duranti

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199811380

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811380.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
The Conservative Human Rights Revolution

Marco Duranti

Oxford University Press

The Introduction frames the central arguments of the book in relation to present-day controversies over the European human rights system, as well as existing historical scholarship on its origins. The ECHR’s present-day imposition of constraints on democratic institutions in states wherein there exists no imminent danger of an authoritarian takeover is no innovation. So, too, was the vision of the Strasbourg court’s conservative inventors in the spirit of its current doctrines of dynamic interpretation and the margin of appreciation. Human rights served as a basis for admission to European organizations of states long before the expansion of the European Union into Eastern Europe and the denial of entry to Turkey.

Keywords:   Britain, conservatism, ECHR, European Convention on Human Rights, European Court of Human Rights, human rights, France, international justice, international law, legal history

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