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How can the implementation of Roma judgments at the European Court of Human Rights become more effective?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Roma are Europe’s largest minority and face intolerance, racism and prejudice all over the continent. The European Court of Human Rights of the Council of Europe (ECtHR or Court) has in recent years dealt with an increasing number of cases concerning the Roma minority. Thus hopes have flourished that the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) enforced by the ECtHR could provide a remedy for Roma discrimination as it is often considered “as one of the most successful human rights regimes in the world today.”  This research shall therefore deal with the implementation of those judgments. The focus will be on the implementation process. Also the Court is facing an implementation gap which has led to many repetitive cases. Thus, the Court is challenged by an immense workload which has caused a reform process to “ensure the continuing effectiveness of the Convention system.” The main research question is: How can the implementation of Roma judgments at the European Court of Human Rights become more effective? with the aim to identify difficulties that hinder or slow down the implementation of judgments and to find measures that could lead to more effective implementation. This is not only important for the overall effectiveness of the ECtHR but specially for Europe’s Roma communities of whom many have been deprived of their rights. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 82 p.
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-232187OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-232187DiVA: diva2:746857
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Master Programme in Euroculture
Available from: 2014-09-17 Created: 2014-09-15 Last updated: 2014-09-17Bibliographically approved

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