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The Concept of the Rule of Law and the European Court of Human Rights

Geranne Lautenbach

Abstract

This book analyses the concept of the rule of law in the context of international law, through the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. It investigates how the court has defined and interpreted the notion of the rule of law in its jurisprudence. It places this analysis against a background of more theoretical accounts of the idea of the rule of law, drawing in ideas of political philosophy. It also provides a comparative assessment, demonstrating how the idea of the rule of law has evolved in the UK, France, and Germany. The book argues that at the core of the concept of the rule of ... More

Keywords: rule of law, European Court of Human Rights, freedom rights, international law, European public order

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199671199
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671199.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geranne Lautenbach, author
Lecturer in Law, University of Amsterdam