17 April 2018

Danish human rights initiative far from Russian wish

Mikael Rask Madsen

Photo: Ditte Valente

After having taken part in the negotiations Thursday 12th of April, Mikael Rask Madsen speaks out about the Russian reaction to P1 Orientering after new Danish initiative.

Surprise in Moscow after the new draft for the Copenhagen Declaration. The new initiative is more moderate in connection to the constitutional traditions of the member states’ possibility to be decisive in regards to whether judgements from Strasbourg should be followed. This has meant disappointment for the Russians.

In comparison to the earlier draft, which was influenced by a Danish domestic policy agenda, the new draft aims for a broader European corporation. According to Mikael Rask Madsen, it ratifies what the Courts are already doing.

Listen to the full interview 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.