Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

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European Court of Human Rights

  • Federica GerbaldoEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_584


The European Court of Human Rights is a Supra-national Court established in 1959 with the European Convention on Human Rights. It stands as a monitoring mechanism to ensure the observance of the commitments to ensure fundamental human rights undertaken signing the Convention.

This entry focuses on the functioning mechanism of the Court either from a prescriptive and an empirical point of view. The first aspect concerns organization and procedural issues, with special regard to the sanctioning mechanism, whereas the second aspect involves issues of effectiveness of the Court.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IEL- Institutions, Economics and Law, Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of TorinoTurinItaly