Tuesday 12 July 2011

Paper on Rozakis' Separate Opinions

George Letsas of University College London has posted a working paper on SSRN on the separate opinions of Greek ECtHR judge Rozakis. It's entitled 'Judge Rozakis's Separate Opinions and the Strasbourg Dilemma'. This is the abstract:

Separate opinions in the European Court of Human Rights have been pivotal for the development of the Court's jurisprudence and for shaping the Court's judicial style. The paper focuses on the separate opinions of the Vice-President of the Court, judge Christos Rozakis. It shows that judge Rozakis's separate opinions have consistently urged for substantive scrutiny of the necessity of state interference with the applicant's rights, while being critical of granting states a margin of appreciation. The paper argues that Rozakis's critique of the margin of appreciation, as found in his separate opinions, will be one of the Court's most important legacies in the years to come.