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‘A Court that matters’ to whom and for what? Academic freedom as a (non-)impact case

June 11, 2021

By Başak Çalı[*] & Esra Demir-Gürsel[†] On 17 March 2021, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR or the Court) announced a new case-processing strategy. A document dramatically titled ‘A Court that matters’ states that the aim of this strategy is to deal with the pending cases on its docket in a more ‘targeted’ and […]

  • Maris Burbergs

Crossing the red line: application of the ‘significant disadvantage’ criterion in an Article 5§3 case

July 04, 2013

Recently, Judges De Gaetano and Ziemele did not hide their bewilderment with the Latvian government’s argument in favor of the application of the ‘significant disadvantage’ admissibility criterion in the case of Bannikov v. Latvia.

  • Maris Burbergs

The new powers of single judge formations and committees

February 18, 2011

“The year 2010, which was the sixtieth anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights, has been an important year for the European Court of Human Rights,” writes the president of the Court, Jean-Paul Costa, in the foreword to the 2010 report.[1] Indeed, Protocol 14 entered into force in June of last year, granting long-awaited […]