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Rule of Law as a Basis for Effective Human Rights Protection

  • Human rights can be understood as a multi-faceted concept which needs a strong legal basis, namely, a set of legal guarantees in human rights treaties and an increasing number of monitoring mechanisms. Following the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) of December 10, 1948, various multi-lateral treaties for the protection of human rights have been negotiated and entered into force. They are not restricted to civil and political rights and take a much broader approach. All have monitoring mechanisms acting on a legal basis. The important European system with its strong, judicial monitoring mechanism is providing an effective human rights protection focused on civil and political rights. In the Görgülü case (2004), the German Federal Constitutional Court underlined the importance of the European Court’s judgments and of the ECHR as a legally binding instrument for the protection of human rights.

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Author details:Norman WeißORCiDGND
Title of parent work (English):The Universalism of Human Rights (Ius Gentium : Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice ; 16)
Subtitle (German):The German Perspective
Place of publishing:Dodrecht
Editor(s):Rainer Arnold
Publication type:Part of a Book
Year of first publication:2013
Completion year:2012
Publishing institution:Universität Potsdam
Release date:2017/03/17
First page:257
Last Page:267
Organizational units:Zentrale und wissenschaftliche Einrichtungen / MenschenRechtsZentrum
DDC classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 34 Recht / 341 Völkerrecht
License (German):License LogoUrheberrechtsschutz