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  • Laurens Lavrysen

Advisory Opinion No. 2: a Slightly Bigger Rodent

June 05, 2020

Little over a year ago, I wrote a blog post discussing the Advisory Opinion No. 1 issued under Protocol No. 16, with the title “The mountain gave birth to a mouse”. Last week, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights give birth to Advisory Opinion No. 2 “concerning the use of the […]

  • Laurens Lavrysen

The mountain gave birth to a mouse: the first Advisory Opinion under Protocol No. 16

April 24, 2019

On 10 April, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Right adopted its first Advisory Opinion under the new Protocol No. 16 to the ECHR, which entered into force on 1 August last year. This Protocol, which has so far been ratified by twelve States, allows the “highest domestic courts” to request the […]