The Procedure of the European Court of Human Rights Regarding Countries in Transition
The ECtHR‘s Transitional Justice Cases against Latvia
– in englischer Sprache –
Studien zum Völker- und Europarecht, Band 118
Hamburg 2014, 434 Seiten
ISBN 978-3-8300-7632-2 (Print/eBook)
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Countries in transition, European Convention on Human Rights, European Court of Human Rights, Human rights, Latvia, Procedure of the European Court of Human Rights, Rechtswissenschaft, Reconciliation, Transitional justice, Truth-seeking
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, all post-communist states in Europe were countries in transition facing specific judicial problems when they acceded to the European Convention on Human Rights.
These new Member States applied various transitional justice tools resulting in numerous applications examined by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Nevertheless, the ECtHR has not (yet) followed a clear and foreseeable methodical approach to deal with these unique and complicated cases in an equal manner.
This analysis comes up with suggestions how to deal methodically with the changing role of the ECtHR and the challenges created by countries in transition with their manifold legacies.
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