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The populist challenge to the European Court of Human Rights

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Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source International Journal of Constitutional Law
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Faculty of Law

Keywords European Court of Human Rights; populism; democratic backsliding; juidicial independence; politicization
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Description This article analyzes the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) from the perspective of the recent extraordinary wave of populism in Europe. It argues that populism poses a serious and distinctive challenge to the ECtHR since supranational judicial review is at odds with the populist ideology.
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