January 27, 2014
We are happy to announce the publication of the book “Shaping Rights in the ECHR – The Role of the European Court of Human Rights in Determining the Scope of Human Rights”, edited by Eva Brems and Janneke Gerards, and published by Cambridge University Press. The book consists of a collection of papers presented at a seminar our research team co-organized together with Prof. Gerards (Nijmegen University) in March 2012 in Ghent.
This is the abstract:
“In fundamental rights adjudication, a court first has to determine whether the interest at stake falls within the scope of the fundamental right invoked. Whether or not an individual interest falls within the scope or ambit of one of the fundamental rights protected by the European Convention on Human Rights determines whether or not the European Court of Human Rights can decide on the merits of a case. This volume brings together a variety of legal scholars in order to examine the scope of fundamental rights. Topics range from the nature of human rights and the real or imagined risk of rights inflation to theories of positive obligations and social and economic rights. It contains contributions of a theoretical nature as well as analytical overviews of the ECtHR’s approach. In addition, comparisons are made with domestic, EU and international law.”
The edited volume contains contributions by leading scholars in the field of European Convention law. We are also proud that the book contains papers from Strasbourg Observers Eva Brems, Stijn Smet, Maris Burbergs and myself, as well as from repeated guest blogger Ingrid Leijten (Leiden University):
More detailed information such as the table of contents, the list of contributors and how to order the book can be found on the website of Cambridge University Press.
Human Rights and Civil Liberties in the 21st Century
We would also like to highlight another recent publication, the book “Human Rights and Civil Liberties in the 21st Century”, edited by Yves Haeck and Eva Brems and published by Springer. This edited volume stems from a conference organized in May 2012 at the Faculty of Law of Ghent University in the context of the EACLE-network (European and American Consortium for Legal Education), an intercontinental network of law schools in the Americas and Europe.
Also this edited volume contains a number of papers concerning the European Convention on Human Rights, including another one of my papers:
For more information, see the website of Springer.
We hope you enjoy reading these books and look forward to hearing your thoughts!