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The prism of fundamental rights

  • Janneke Gerards

European Court of Human Rights – Suggestions for reducing case backlog and national criticism of the Court – Alternative to incremental case law and reasoning by analogy – Greater deference to national courts where individual interests, rather than fundamental rights are at stake – Guidelines to find objective criteria for the definition of fundamental rights – Sharper delineation of Convention rights – Procedural review preceding substantive review

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* Prof. dr. J.H. (Janneke) Gerards is professor of fundamental rights law at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. This article is a translated version of her inaugural lecture (‘Het prisma van de grondrechten’), which she held on 3 November 2012 in Nijmegen.

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European Constitutional Law Review
  • ISSN: 1574-0196
  • EISSN: 1744-5515
  • URL: /core/journals/european-constitutional-law-review
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