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Law and cosmopolitan values ; 9.
For some time now, the European Court of Human Rights is under substantial pressure. From a case overload crisis it stumbled into a legitimacy crisis with regard to certain countries. This should be taken seriously, since scholars warn that institutions with eroding legitimacy risk demise or reform. The goal of this volume is to explore how widespread this critical attitude of the European Court of Human Rights really is. It also assesses to what extent such criticism is being translated in strategies at the political level or at the judicial level and brings about concrete changes in the dynamics between national and European fundamental rights protection. The book is topical and innovative, as these questions have so far remained largely unexplored, especially cross-nationally.Far from focusing exclusively on those voices that are currently raised so loud, conclusions are based on comparative in-depth reports, covering fifteen Contracting Parties and the EU.With contributions of Olgun Akbulut, Tilmann Altwicker, Katarzyna Blay-Grabarczyk, Anna Gamper, Janneke Gerards, Krystyna Kowalik-Banczyk, Sarah Lambrecht, Koen Lemmens, Lubomir Majercík, Giuseppe Martinico, Roger Masterman, Aaron Matta, Christophe Maubernard, Armen Mazmanyan, Katharina Pabel, Eszter Polgári, Patricia Popelier, Clara Rauchegger, Michael Reiertsen and Henrik Wenander.
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Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : purpose and structure, categorisation of states and hypotheses / Patricia Popelier, Sarah Lambrecht, and Koen Lemmens Criticising the European Court of Human Rights or misunderstanding the dynamics of human rights protection? / Koen Lemmens European Union : the EU's attitude toward the ECHR / Clara Raucchegger and Sarah Lambrecht Austria : endorsing the convention system, endorsing the constitution / Anna Gamper Belgium : faithful, obedient, and just a little irritated / Patricia Popelier Czech Republic : Strasbourg case law undisputed / L'ubomír Majerčík Germany : the long way of integrating the Strasbourg perspective into the protection of fundamental rights / Katharina Pabel Italy : between constitutional openess and resistance / Giuseppe Martinico Poland : the taming of the shrew / Krystyna Kowalik-Bańczyk Sweden : European Court of Human Rights endorsement with some reservations / Henrik Wenander France : "je t'aime, moi non plus" / Katarzyna Blay-Grabarczyk and Christophe Maubernard Hungary : 'gains and losses' : changing the relationship with the European Court of Human Rights / Eszter Polgári The Netherlands : political dynamics, institutional robustness / Janneke Gerards Norway : new constitutionalism, new counter-dynamics? / Michael Reiertsen Switzerland : the substitute constitution in times of popular dissent / Tilmann Altwicker Turkey : the European Convention on Human Rights as a tool for modernisation / Olgun Akbulut The United Kingdom : from Strasbourg surrogacy towards a British Bill of Rights? / Roger Masterman Russia : in quest for a European identity / Aaron Matta and Armen Mazmanyan Assessing the existence of criticism of the European Court of Human Rights / Sarah Lambrecht.