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Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht ; Bd. 285.
The book analyses the position of the ECtHR which has been more and more confronted with criticism coming from the national sphere, including the judiciary. This culminated in constitutional court judgments declaring a particular ECtHR judgment non-executable, for reasons of constitutional law. Existing scholarship does not differentiate enough between cases of mere political unwillingness to execute an ECtHR judgment and cases where execution is blocked for legal reasons (mainly of constitutional law nature). At the same time, the discussion under EU law on national/constitutional identity limiting the reach of the former has been only loosely linked with the ECHR context. This book presents a new dogmatic concept - 'principled resistance' - to analyse such cases. Taking up examples from the national level, it strives to find out whether the legal reasoning behind 'principled resistance' shows enough commonalities in order to qualify such incidents as expression of a 'new paradigm'.
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Part I. Theoretical framework. 1. "Principled resistance" to ECtHR judgments : dogmatic framework and conceptual meaning / Marten Breuer 2. Resistance to the European Court of Human Rights : the institutional and sociological consequences of principled resistance / Mikael Rask Madsen. Part II. National perspectives. 3. Principled resistance to and principled compliance with ECtHR judgments in Germany / Heiko Sauer 4. "Principled resistance" to ECtHR judgments in Austria / Anna Katharina Struth 5. Judicial disobedience and the ECtHR : the Italian case / Giuseppe Martinico 6. Resistance in Switzerland : populist rather than principled / Helen Keller and Reto Walther 7. Principled criticism and a warning from the "UK" to the ECtHR? / Ed Bates 8. The execution of ECtHR judgements and the "right to object" of the Russian Constitutional Court / Vladislav Starzhenetskiy. Part III. International perspectives. 9. The perspective of the Venice Commission / Martin Kuijer 10. The national identity criterion in the crossfire between European integration and the preservation of national sovereignty / Stefanie Schmahl 11. "Principled resistance" to ECtHR judgments : an appraisal / Marten Breuer.