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The Reception of International Law in the European Court of Human Rights

Magdalena Forowicz


This book provides an overview of the reception of international law in the case law of the European Commission on Human Rights (ECommHR) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). It evaluates whether the Strasbourg bodies were able to create a coherent and comprehensive approach to the interpretation and evaluation of international law. The Strasbourg bodies' interactions with the international legal order and other special regimes reveal important lessons for the good functioning of the ECHR and international law alike. This book thus probes whether the Court has been able to contribut ... More

Keywords: ECommHR, ECtHR, Europe, human rights, humanitarian law, civil rights, political rights, State immunity, international child rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199592678
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592678.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Magdalena Forowicz, author
Post Doc Researcher, University of Zurich