Impacts of European Court of Human Rights’ Judgments on the Member States’ National Legal systems

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1 Professor of Law . , Allameh Tabatabai University

2 Ph.DCandidateof International law, Allameh Tabatabai University

3 Ph.D in International Law, Islamic Azad University,Najafabad.iran.


European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) which has been created under The Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR) is a supervising organ for rights enshrined in the convention that belongs to the member states’ nationals. The court for more than a half century has received various claims often from individuals. This claims eventually faced states with a series of decisions that their compliance was compulsory. Thus, it is evident that court due to its position and authority always has been abled to affect member states domestic legal systems. The court has had various structural, organizational, legislative, executive and judicial effects on the internal human rights regimes of member states of the Council of Europe. However, there are some critiques regarding court’s qualitative impact on promotion of human rights in domestic level, the court has normatively been tremendously effective on the efficiency of convention rules in domestic level and has made the convention more dynamic.


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