The ECtHR has ruled that imposing a confiscation order without a prior formal conviction does not amount in itself to a violation of Article 7 ECHR. In doing so, it is paving the way for a more extensive use of non-conviction based confiscation in Europe.
The ECthHR regularly deals with socio-economic issues concerning housing, health care, and social security. How can it provide effective socio-economic protection while leaving the necessary room for national (democratic) decision-making?
Join our workshop on the European Court of Human Rights at the Interaction between Legal Systems conference on Wednesday 21 January 2015. Now that there is a threat that some Member States will withdraw from the Convention, how can the ECtHR respond?
Does the distinctive Confucian notion of equilibrium, not just in the sense of the existence of a separation of powers but also with respect to the ultimate sources of legitimacy, perhaps hold a message for liberal democracies as well?