Centre news
25.11.2020

We need to talk about the European Convention on Human Rights

In a podcast by Verfassungsblog and Deutscher Anwaltverein Başak Çalı joins Angelika Nußberger, Thomas Markert and Lennart Kokott for a discussion on the European Convention on Human Rights and the institutions that work to enforce it.

 

Europe is larger than the EU – and a European framework aiming at preserving basic rights and freedoms as well as rule of law safeguards has been in place for 70 years precisely this November: the European Convention on Human Rights. Today, we take a deeper look at the Convention and at the institutions that work to enforce it: The European Court of Human Rights and the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe. Are they capable of adding another layer of human rights and rule of law protection to the European legal framework? What kind of support do those institutions need in order to be able to fulfil their task? And how is their status today, 70 years after the European Convention on Human Rights has been signed?

Listen to the discussion here: