Strasbourg's Interpretive Ethic: Lessons for the International Lawyer

@inproceedings{Letsas2010StrasbourgsIE,
  title={Strasbourg's Interpretive Ethic: Lessons for the International Lawyer},
  author={George Letsas},
  year={2010}
}
The article offers an account of the judicial philosophy which underpins the European Court of Human Rights� approach to treaty interpretation. The first part argues that Strasbourg's interpretive ethic has been dismissive of originalism and textualism and has favoured instead the moral reading of the Convention rights. The second part of the article explains why Strasbourg's interpretive ethic is fully justified, by offering an account of the nature of treaty interpretation in general. It… CONTINUE READING

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