Beyond Doctrine – The Strasbourg Realities

Helen Keller, Magdalena Forowicz and Lorenz Engi

in Friendly Settlements before the European Court of Human Rights

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199600977
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595820 | DOI:
Beyond Doctrine – The Strasbourg Realities

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This chapter focuses on the diversity of friendly settlements in appearance and function. It shows the subtle difference between the various forms of friendly settlements and arrangements. It also connects these practices to the phenomenon of unilateral declarations based on a failed friendly settlement. The chapter is based on twenty-eight interviews with judges, state agents, the Registry's personnel and human rights lawyers.

Keywords: friendly settlements; state policy; unilateral declarations; the Registry; human rights disputes

Chapter.  13853 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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