The Council of Europe: Its Laws and Policies

Hardcover | January 22, 2017

EditorStefanie Schmahl, Marten Breuer

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The Council of Europe, of which all European States are members, plays a pivotal role in the promotion and protection of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Europe. Bringing together specialist scholars and practitioners, The Council of Europe: Its Laws and Policies offersprofound insights into the functioning of the organization. The organization's primary and secondary law, its institutional structure, and its far-reaching fields of activities are comprehensively and systematically analysed. This volume investigates the impact of the Council's activities within thenational legal systems of the Member States and the dense web of relationships between the Council of Europe and other international organisations. An important reference work on one of the most influential organizations in Europe, the book concludes that the Council of Europe has played aconsiderable role in the constitutionalization process of regional public international law.

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The Council of Europe, of which all European States are members, plays a pivotal role in the promotion and protection of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Europe. Bringing together specialist scholars and practitioners, The Council of Europe: Its Laws and Policies offersprofound insights into the functioning of the organ...

Stefanie Schmahl is Professor of German and Foreign Public Law, Public International Law, and European Law at Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Wurzburg, Germany. Marten Breuer is Professor of Public Law with Reference to European Law and Public International Law at Universitat Konstanz, Germany.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:1080 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:January 22, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199672520

ISBN - 13:9780199672523

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Part I: General Aspects1. Norman Weiss: Origin and Further Development2. Christian Walter: Interpretation and Amendments of the Founding Treaty3. Eckart Klein: Membership and Observer Status4. Eckart Klein: Seat and Symbols of the Council of Europe5. Andreas Haratsch: Budget and FinancePart II: InstitutionsPart II-1: State Based Organs6. Simon Palmer: Committee of Ministers7. Philip Leach: Parliamentary Assembly8. Matthias Ruffert: SecretariatPart II-2: Further Institutions of the Council of Europe as a Whole9. Elisabeth Lambert-Abdelgawad: European Court of Human Rights10. Bert Schaffarzik: Congress of Local and Regional Authorities11. Oliver Dorr: Commissioner for Human Rights12. Heike Krieger: Conference of International Non-governmental Organisations13. Dorothee von Arnim: Administrative TribunalPart II-3: Institutions Based on Partial Agreements14. Rainer Steckhan: Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB)15. Robert Uerpmann-Wittzack: European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and HealthCare (EDQM)16. Tarlach McGonagle: Eurimages Fund17. Werner Sipp: Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs (Pompidou Group)18. Markus Kaltenborn: European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity (North-South Centre)19. Tarlach McGonagle: European Audiovisual Observatory20. Tarlach McGonagle: European Centre for Modern Languages21. Wolfgang Rau: Group of States against Corruption (GRECO)Part III: Tasks and Objectives22. Oliver Dorr, Andreas Haratsch, Stefan Oeter, Robert Uerpmann-Wittzack, Thomas Giegerich and Sara Jotten: Protection of Human Rights at Regional Level23. Katharina Pabel: Securing Democratic Principles and the Rule of Law24. Kerstin Odendahl, Matthias Niedobitek and Norman Weiss: Enhancing Economic, Social and Cultural Cohesion25. Christian Walter: Combating Terrorism and Organised Crime26. Ursula Kilkelly: Protecting Children and Juveniles27. Robert Uerpmann-Wittzack: Good Governance in the Information Technology28. Christos Giakoumopoulos: Conceptual Approach of Monitoring Mechanisms29. Christoph Grabenwarter: Constitutional Standard-Setting and Strengthening of New DemocraciesPart IV: Impact and Outreach30. Marten Breuer: Impact of the Council of Europe on National Legal Systems31. Stefanie Schmahl: The Council of Europe within the System of International32. Stefanie Schmahl/Marten Breuer: The Council of Europe's Contribution to the Constitutionalisation of (Regional) Public International Law