27 February 2018

Mikael Rask Madsen interviewed about the draft Copenhagen Declaration

Photo: Ditte Valente

The declaration is disequilibrious, says the centre director of iCourts, as it is orientated towards states, and not its citizens.

According to Madsen, the reactions to the declaration from abroad, is an expression of the opinion that Denmark has gone too far in prioritising the interests of states, above the interests of the citizens, which the declaration has guaranteed certain rights. He points to the fact that the declaration hints at the possibility of leaving a greater margin of appreciation up to the states, rather than the European Court of Human Rights.

Read the full article here (Danish only)

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.