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The New Trial: Kafkaesque Punishment for Cooperation with the ECtHR

January 31, 2020

By Prof Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou (University of Liverpool), Editor-in-Chief of the European Convention on Human Rights Law Review It has been discussed on various levels that weak enforcement of the ECtHR judgments is a major drawback of the whole system. The lack of political will of the governments of the Contracting Parties to the Convention to […]

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Strasbourg Court’s new non-contentious phase – a tax on lawlessness?

November 14, 2019

Jessica Gavron, Legal, Director, European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, London It is widely recognised that the European Court of Human Rights is under huge pressure to reduce its caseload, currently standing at almost 60,000 cases. To this end, the Court has been increasing the number of cases resolved by friendly settlements and unilateral declarations and […]