Workshop – ESIL IG on International Courts and Tribunals and IG on International Human Rights
The Interest Group on International Courts and Tribunals, in collaboration with the ESIL IG on International Human Rights is organising an online workshop on ‘the Influence, Legacy and Future of the European Court of Human Rights in the International Legal Order’. The workshop will be held on 8 June 2021.
This year the European Convention of Human Rights celebrates 70 years since its adoption. The European Court of Human Rights – the body responsible for enforcing the Convention across 47 Member States of the Council of Europe – is regarded as one of the most successful and impactful international courts. The Court has played a major role in interpreting and clarifying the text of the Convention and in positioning the Convention in the domestic legal orders of Member States. Yet, the Court’s case law has also importantly influenced other regional and international courts and tribunals, specifically the interpretation of international criminal law, humanitarian law, the law of immunity, migration and refugee law as well as opened up challenges posed by conflicting obligations arising from other international treaties. Against this background, the online webinar will explore the influence, legacy and future of the European Court of Human Rights in the wider international legal order.
Support for this workshop is provided by iCourts Centre of Excellence at the University of Copenhagen and Dr Fikfak’s European Research Council funded project HRNUDGE.