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Reimagining Regional Human Rights Courts 9 December

Reimagining Regional Human Rights Courts 

9 December

Rethinking Enforcement of International Refugee Law
In the face of the worst refugee crisis since World War II, enforcement of the global legal framework for refugee protection must be reimagined. Perhaps what is needed is a specialized international mechanism that: 1). holds States accountable; while 2). Incentivizing them to protect refugees as a global public good.
Professor Hannah Garry

Reimagining the ECtHR as a Climate Court
Human rights adjudication has an unrealized potential to contribute to climate change mitigation. How could the European Court of Human Rights assume a leading role here? Undeniably, this would mean challenging existing approaches to victim status, jurisdiction, remedies, and subsidiarity, as well as requiring a proactive stance regarding the avoidance of impending climate-related harms.
Prof. Dr. iur. Helen Keller, LL.M. & Dr. Corina Heri, LL.M.

Regional courts should affirm explicitly that their jurisdiction extends to electronic surveillance and cyber operations conducted by states abroad, including attacks against hospitals, specific individuals, and disinformation operations. It would be unconscionable to permit states to commit violations abroad that they cannot commit on their own territory. Human rights courts should clearly say so. 
Professor Marko Milanovic 

The European Court of Human Rights has successfully dealt with the backlog of cases during the Interlaken Process. The future of the Court now requires a realignment towards the expeditious processing of priority cases and the delivery of high quality judgments having an immediate impact for applicants and the Convention system. 
President Robert Spano 

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