Every contribution to the book is relevant, illuminating and worthwhile reading.... Its purchase is highly recommended and should be a must for those actually involved in the reform process: at the Court, at the Parliamentary Assembly, at government departments, but also for anyone interested in the work of the Court and its functioning. (Birgit Peters, Nordic Journal of Human Rights
All in all, The European Court of Human Rights between Law and Politics
is a welcome addition to the growing corpus of multi- and interdisciplinary research on the Court. Its chapters usefully summarise some of the Court's key development trajectories, highlight the current problems that have emerged, especially in light of the caseload explosion, and intelligently address some of the implications for the future of the ECHR system, including possible reforms. (Andreas von Staden, Human Rights Law Review
There are some bold, some might say brave, suggestions which mark the book out from previous similar works. (Journal of the Commonwealth Lawyers' Association 2011
)The European Court of Human Rights between Law and Politics
offers a timely interdisciplinary analysis of the current need for reform of the European Court of Human Rights through the analytical framework of the institution's origins and function. (Rachel Clare Herron, Legal Studies
About the Author
Dr. jur. Jonas Christoffersen is Executive Director of the Danish Institute for Human Rights (Denmark's National Human Rights Institution). He was previously Assistant Professor in Human Rights Law at the University of Copenhagen, a temporary judge at the High Court of Eastern Denmark, and a clerk at the Supreme Court of Denmark. He is also an advocate admitted to the Danish Bar and the High Courts of Denmark.
Mikael Rask Madsen is Professor of European Law and Integration at the University of Copenhagen and Director of iCourts, the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre of Excellence for International Courts. He was formerly at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He has been a visitor at numerous universities, including University of Strasbourg, Oxford University, and University of California at Berkeley.