19 September 2017

The European Court of Human Rights undergoing change

Feature by Mikael Rask Madsen and Jonas Christoffersen in Jyllandsposten.

Photo: Jyllandsposten

In connection with the government’s special focus on the European Court of Human Rights at Denmark’s takeover of the chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in November this year, Madsen and Christoffersen argue that it is both legitimate and possible to reform the Court’s work within the framework of the European Convention on Human Rights. They assert that the Court will be strengthened by such a reform, and that this will benefit the Convention.

Read the feature in Danish here.

Jonas Christoffersen is Executive Director of The Danish Institute for Human Rights and Doctor Juris from the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. He is an expert on Danish and international human rights law and has recently published on the democratic challenge of human rights, the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights, and the European Convention on Human rights.

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.