Comparative Law at the European Court of Human Rights: the Quest for “Consensus” in the Advisory Opinion Mechanism

Abstract While it is undeniable that Protocol n° 16 may strengthen the interaction between the European Court of Human Rights and national authorities, it is still questionable if the recourse to the comparative method will play a different role in the new advisory mechanism. This paper aims at verifying whether a more abstract approach – and less linked to a specific case – can modify the d [...]

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