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In the context of human rights and, in particular, of the right todevelopment, the terms “vulnerable”or “vulnerability” are often used todescribe segments of the population which are or should be the… (More)
In the age of a global flow of information on legal issues across (in that respect almost imaginary, one might argue) national boundaries, comparison is a given. Even the most inward-looking lawyer… (More)
This article discusses the treatment of international human rights treaties, in particular the European Convention on Human Rights by domestic courts in Austria and related issues.
This paper explores the following topics: - national constitutions as "national treasures" - constitutional law-making by judges, and the proper role of supranational courts in supranational… (More)
This article looks at one particular aspect of the ongoing assessment of the various reform processes set in motion to reform, or rescue, the European Court of Human Rights: the amendment of Article… (More)
On 14 May 2002, the European Court of Human Rights (Fourth Section), by a majority, declared an application by The Gypsy Council et al. v. the United Kingdom inadmissible. This article reviews that… (More)
Switzerland has an ambiguous relationship with international and transnational law, including seemingly contradictory tendencies of, for instance, ratifying international treaties with much delay,… (More)
This essay examines some aspects of the interplay of federal and state courts, and in particular the United States Supreme Court and state supreme courts, in the interpretation of federal and state… (More)