Claiming the Convention’s ‘Duties and Responsibilities’ in the Face of Illiberalism

On Friday 22 November 2019, a celebration in honour of Paul Lemmens’ emeritus status was held, in the company of many of his friends and colleagues. For this occasion, a number of them wrote a contribution for the wonderful Liber amicorum Paul Lemmens. In this blog series we draw attention to several contributions in this book. This week, Michaël Merrigan considers the potential of ‘duties and responsibilities’ (article 10 ECHR) in the face of illiberalism.
Continue reading “Claiming the Convention’s ‘Duties and Responsibilities’ in the Face of Illiberalism”

The first of many Mammadovs? Reflections on the ECHR infringement procedure

For the first time, the Committee of Ministers has initiated infringement proceedings under Article 46 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). It did so in the case of Ilgar Mammadov, an Azerbaijani activist and politician who has spent 1205 days in prison. The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) deemed this prison time to be a measure designed by the government to “silence or punish” him. Time to reflect on the proceedings’ potential.

Continue reading “The first of many Mammadovs? Reflections on the ECHR infringement procedure”

Quel visage a le «chien de garde» de la démocratie ?

http://resolver.libis.be/1965408/stream

Mercredi 21 novembre 2018, 17 juges européens se sont réunis à Strasbourg dans le cadre de l’affaire Magyar Kétfarkú Kutya Párt contre la Hongrie. Cette audience de la Grande Chambre fait suite à l’arrêt de la Chambre rendu en janvier dernier. Aux termes de celui-ci, la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme a considéré que l’Etat hongrois avait violé la liberté d’expression du parti « Magyar Kétfarkú Kutya Párt », dont le nom signifie « chien à deux queues ».

Continue reading “Quel visage a le «chien de garde» de la démocratie ?”