26 April 2018

Mikael Rask Madsen in Politiken

Photo: Ditte Valente

The Copenhagen-declaration only changes nuances.

According to Vice-president Angelika Nußberger the discussed article 28 of the declaration, which limits the Courts possibility to reverse national judgements if there has been a reasonable and close weighing out of the human rights, is already legal practice in Strasbourg.

Professor and leader of Centre of Excellence for International Courts at the University of Copenhagen Mikael Rask Madsen has been a part of the process in the Danish chairmanship himself and says to Politiken, that he does not consider the Copenhagen-declaration an actual reform of the human rights either. However, it does codify some controversial topics. For example, it has now been mapped out what is meant to be understood by the principle of subsidiarity.

Read the article here (only Danish)

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.