The European Convention on Human Rights and its impact on the legal systems of the participating states
Spehr, Scott L.
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This study analyzes the implications of the European Convention of Human Rights on the domestic governance of the participating states. The European Convention is not a traditional type of international treaty. It has an implementation mechanism, which forces the participating states to abide by the rulings of the Convention. This situation is a prominent example of the transformations that have taken place in the field of human rights since the Second World War. This thesis focuses on the responses of the contracting states to the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, an organ of the Council of Europe, in order to establish the impact of supranational organizations on member states domestic policy-making in the context of an evolving global order.