Isabelle Ley, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

EU Accession to the ECHR: Convergence or Competition Between Two Courts

Date: 
Thu, 10/09/2014
Location: 
Center of Theological Inquiry, 50 Stockton Street
Audience: 
Faculty, Fellows, Graduate Students

Please join us for an afternoon tea discussion with Isabelle Ley, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

"EU Accession to the ECHR: Convergence or Competition Between Two Courts"

Open to Faculty, Visitors and Graduate Students only: If you would like to attend, please contact cti@ctinquiry.org

Isabelle Ley is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. After studying law and political science in Heidelberg, Paris and Hamburg and a research stay at NYU’s Hauser Global Law School, she earned her PhD at Humboldt University, Berlin, with a dissertation on the legitimacy of international lawmaking procedures. Her book on “Opposition in International Law” recently came out with Springer and was awarded the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Research Society. Her main research interest relates to the question how the classic forms of international law are modified in new governance constellations. Her research interests therefore include international institutional law and global governance, European law, comparative constitutional law as well as legal theory.

In her presentation at the CTI, she will present her current research project regarding the envisaged accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights. Given the different integration logics underlying the two legal orders, can we expect the EU-court to change its identity from a court which traditionally furthered market integration to adhere to a truly human rights protective logic? Given that both courts are based in the international legal order, but managed to convince their respective membership of the constitutional quality of their jurisprudence – what will accession bring for the relationship between European and universal human rights protection? 

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