The European Court of Human Rights and its Discontents

Turning Criticism into Strength

Edited by Spyridon Flogaitis, Director, European Public Law Organisation, Tom Zwart, Director, The Netherlands School of Human Rights Research and Julie Fraser, Assistant Professor, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

The European Court of Human Rights has long been part of the most advanced human rights regime in the world. However, the Court has increasingly drawn criticism, with questions raised about its legitimacy and backlog of cases. This book for the first time brings together the critics of the Court and its proponents to debate these issues. The result is a collection which reflects balanced perspectives on the Court’s successes and challenges.

‘This collection of essays on the ECHR is very welcome and the editors did a great job in gathering and assembling all of them, avoiding overlapping contributions but guaranteeing the presence of different points of view. . .
I do recommend reading this work.’
– Giuseppe Martinico, Common Market Law Review

2013 240 pp Hardback 978 1 78254 611 5 £90.00 £81.00 $131.00 $117.90

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