Strasbourg fieldwork notes

We’ve just completed our first few days of research at the Court and the Committee of Ministers. Whilst we were there the Committee of Ministers issued its second annual report on the execution of judgments. You can read about the report here . We heard the same mantra several times: “there is a duty in Europe to intervene in each other’s affairs, where human rights are concerned”. This was said one year ago by German chancellor Angela Merkel. This summed up the rationale for a 47-member-state organisation and the continuing support for the European Court of Human Rights.

Once we transcribe and analyse the data more systematically, we will write more on the work of the Committee of Ministers in implementing human rights judgments and how the European Court of Human Rights objectifies the standards for intervention in states’ affairs.

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