Domestic Judges and The European Court of Human Rights: Conflict or Consensus?

External Event

Thursday 31 March 2011 17:30 to 19:30

Location:

British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

Participants:

  • Lord Hope of Craighead, Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court
  • Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe, Conseiller d’Etat, France
  • Giorgio Malinverni, Justice of The European Court of Human Rights
  • Peter Paczolay, President of the Constitutional Court of Hungary

Will discuss the European-wide research on the topic presented by

  • Dr Başak Çalı, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights, University College London

Summary:

The judgments of the European Court of Human Rights cannot automatically override domestic legislation or precedent. Yet domestic courts, as a matter of international legal obligation, are required to respect the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. The relationship between the two courts may be conflicting or consensual. This timely seminar will discuss the ways domestic courts and the European Court of Human Rights manage their delicate relationship, reporting for the first time the results of an ESRC-funded study on the subject.

http://www.biicl.org/events/view/-/id/621/

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