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A theory of interpretation of the European convention on human rights

Author: George Letsas
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English

A Theory of Interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights provides a philosophically informed study of the methods of interpretation used by the European Court of Human Rights in  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Letsas
ISBN: 9780199203437 0199203431
OCLC Number: 611764547
Notes: Gesehen am 12.02.2009.
Digitalisat der Druckausg. Oxford, 2007.
Description: Online-Ressource.
Contents: 1. Human Rights, Legality, and the ECHR ; Introduction ; Background to and a Very Brief History of Human Rights ; No One-Size-Fots-All Theory of Human Rights ; Human Rights as Conditions of Legitimacy ; Human Rights, Legal Rights, and Interpretivism ; Conclusion ; 2. Autonomous Concepts, Conventionalism, and Judicial Discretion ; Introduction ; The Emergence of Autonomous Concepts ; Good-Faith Violations of the ECHR ; A More Recent Example of an Autonomous Concept ; Autonomous Concepts and Judicial Discretion ; Need for Harmonization and Uniform Application? ; Autonomous Concepts as Disagreement ; Does Disagreement Entail Judicial Discretion ; Possible Choices ; 3. The Semantic Sting and the ECHR ; Intentionalism, Textualism, and Evolutive Interpretation ; Introduction ; Originalism in Constitutional Law ; Golder v UK VCLT and the Case of Unenumerated Rights ; After Golder: the ECHR as a Living Instrument ; The Failures of Originalism ; The Object and Purpose of the ECHR ; Evolutive Interpretation: Truth Not Current Consensus ; 4. Two Concepts of the Margin of Appreciation ; Introduction ; Theories of International Human Rights Law ; The Substantive Concept of the Margin of Appreciation ; The Structural Concept of the Margin of Appreciation ; Consensus and Public Morals ; 5. Liberal Principles of Human Rights Interpretation ; Introduction ; Rights, Interests, and Reasons ; Liberal Egalitarian Theories of Rights: Rawls and Dworkin ; Liberal Egalitarian Principples for the Interpretation of the Limitation Clauses ; 6. Public Morals, Consensus, and Rights Inflation: A Critque ; Introduction ; Public Morals and the Moralistic Preferences of the Majority ; Consensus, Piecemeal Evolution, and Legality ; Rights Inflation: Hatton and the Right to Sleep Well
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online
Responsibility: Letsas, George.


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