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How to save the ECHR in three steps?

  • Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque, Judge European Court of Human Rights
Thursday 19 April 2018
Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden

As Judge Pinto de Albuquerque himself explains: “The point is purposefully provocative: in a time of illiberal democracies can we still save the Convention when the Court itself is now more than ever seeking to deconstruct universality and abandoning its own classical methods of interpretation?”.

Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque (born 5 October 1966 in Mozambique) is Judge at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in respect of Portugal since 1 Apil 2011. Before joining the Court, Albuquerque has served as a judge in various civil and criminal courts in Lisbon, an expert with the Council of Europe’s Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO), an advisor to the Portuguese Ministry of Internal Administration, and an associate professor at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP).From 2006, he served as an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois College of Law.


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