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The applicability of the ECHR in contested territories

Milanovic, Marko; Papić, Tatjana

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Authors

Marko Milanovic

Tatjana Papić



Abstract

This article examines the applicability of the European Convention for Human Rights (ECHR) when a State loses control over parts of its territory. It argues that the jurisprudence of the European Court for Human Rights, which insists on residual positive obligations based in sovereign title over territory, is problematic and needs to be rethought. The Court’s current approach is not only likely to provoke backlash, since it requires it to decide politically explosive questions of sovereign title, but does so for very little practical benefit for the protection of human rights. The article therefore explores more preferable alternatives.

Citation

Milanovic, M., & Papić, T. (2018). The applicability of the ECHR in contested territories. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 67(4), 779-800. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020589318000234

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 3, 2018
Online Publication Date Aug 16, 2018
Publication Date Oct 31, 2018
Deposit Date Jul 12, 2018
Publicly Available Date Aug 16, 2018
Journal International and Comparative Law Quarterly
Print ISSN 0020-5893
Electronic ISSN 1471-6895
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 67
Issue 4
Pages 779-800
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020589318000234
Keywords Jurisdiction; Responsibility; ECHR; European Court of Human Rights; Sovereignty; Positive obligations; Kosovo; Georgia; Ukraine; Russia; Crimea
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/944546
Publisher URL https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-and-comparative-law-quarterly/article/applicability-of-the-echr-in-contested-territories/D7C0FF96AEFB19FB6D3D6D9F410608CA
Related Public URLs https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-and-comparative-law-quarterly
Additional Information © Cambridge University Press 2018

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