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The ECHR and human rights theory : reconciling the moral and political conceptions, Alain Zysset

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The ECHR and human rights theory : reconciling the moral and political conceptions
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The ECHR and human rights theory
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reconciling the moral and political conceptions
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Alain Zysset
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European Convention on Human Rights and human rights theory
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eng
Summary
The European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) has been relatively neglected in the field of normative human rights theory. This book aims to bridge the gap between human rights theory and the practice of the ECHR. In order to do so, it tests the two overarching approaches in human rights theory literature: the ethical and the political, against the practice of the ECHR ‘system’. The book also addresses the history of the ECHR and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) as an international legal and political institution. The book offers a democratic defence of the authority of the ECtHR. It illustrates how a conception of democracy – more specifically, the egalitarian argument for democracy developed by Thomas Christiano on the domestic level – can illuminate the reasoning of the Court, including the allocation of the margin of appreciation on a significant number of issues. Alain Zysset argues that the justification of the authority of the ECtHR – its prominent status in the domestic legal orders – reinforces the democratic process within States Parties, thereby consolidating our status as political equals in those legal and political orders. --
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Zysset, Alain
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Routledge research in human rights law
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  • European Court of Human Rights
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Democracy
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The ECHR and human rights theory : reconciling the moral and political conceptions, Alain Zysset
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- human rights theory and the challenge of the ECHR -- Ethical theories of human rights and their practice-independence -- Political theories and their practice-dependence -- Theorizing human rights -- a constructivist proposal -- The ECHR in historical perspective -- The normativity of ECHR law -- Interpretation at the ECtHR -- setting the stage -- Balancing and justification at the ECtHR -- the pivotal concept of "democratic necessity" -- Conclusion -- constructing the democratic foundations
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ocn943637382
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9781138641037
Lccn
2016022516
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)943637382
Label
The ECHR and human rights theory : reconciling the moral and political conceptions, Alain Zysset
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- human rights theory and the challenge of the ECHR -- Ethical theories of human rights and their practice-independence -- Political theories and their practice-dependence -- Theorizing human rights -- a constructivist proposal -- The ECHR in historical perspective -- The normativity of ECHR law -- Interpretation at the ECtHR -- setting the stage -- Balancing and justification at the ECtHR -- the pivotal concept of "democratic necessity" -- Conclusion -- constructing the democratic foundations
Control code
ocn943637382
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9781138641037
Lccn
2016022516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)943637382

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