The Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, better known as the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), was opened for signature in Rome on 4 November 1950. The Convention will thus be 70 next autumn.
Ghent University’s Human Rights Centre (HRC) wishes to take the opportunity of this anniversary to take stock of the history of the Convention system and to think about its future.
The HRC will organize an international conference on 18-20 November 2020.
Submissions by junior as well as senior scholars are welcomed on any ECHR related topic, including, but not restricted to, the following research interests currently being pursued within the HRC:

  • Non legal approaches to the ECHR
  • Historical analysis of legal reasoning by the ECtHR
  • The ECHR in comparative perspective
  • The ECHR in interaction with domestic law
  • National perspectives on ECHR history
  • The impact of ECtHR judgments in detention cases
  • Evidence in the ECHR system
  • The ECHR and (digital) technologies
  • Migration and the ECHR
  • Children’s rights in the ECH R
  • Gender and/or LGBTIQ* rights in the ECHR
  • Rights of (members of) cultural/religious minorities under the ECHR

Submissions should be made in Easychair by Wednesday 15 April 2020.