02 October 2017

The European Court of Human Rights opens to the possibility of deporting criminals

In connection with cases involving the possibility of deportation of foreign nationals convicted of crime in Denmark, the Danish justice minister exclaimed, “we are a laughing stock, if we have to house people like Levakovic”, and he has not been the only person to exert political pressure on the European Court of Human Rights. Mikael Rask Madsen argues that the Court is susceptible to this criticism and as a result, there is a clear development towards allowing the states more leeway in interpreting the Human Rights Convention.

Read the feature in Danish here

Mikael Rask Madsen is Center Director and Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts). Mikael Rask Madsen’s research is focused on globalization and the role of legal institutions and professionals in these processes, including international courts and their evolutions and challenges, the role of legal elites in the globalization, the development of the legal profession and legal knowledge and power.