‘The book has the merit to deal with an issue, namely judicial convergence or divergence in Europe, which in the near future is likely to dominate the debate among scholars in comparative, constitutional, EU, and international law, given the on-going developments in the relationship between the EU and the ECHR, and between the European Court of Human Rights and the highest national courts.’
– European Law Journal
‘This volume engages successfully in an extensive comparison between the case law of the CJEU and the Court in Strasbourg, so as to encompass a variety of prominent issues, from the way in which specific rights are protected (e.g. the right not to be discriminated against, human dignity, and social rights) to interpretive techniques and the reasoning used by the Courts. The analysis is supplied with an extraordinary amount of case-law, which confirms the sound nature of the work.:’
– Cristina Fasone, European Constitutional Law Review
'The book by Martinico and Pollicino is an interesting example of looking at judicial activism through the prism of historical circumstances.'
– Krystyna Kowalik-Banczyk, Common Market Law Review