Happy new year to all readers; a special year ahead with the 50th anniversary of the Court in sight!
Three recent articles might be of interest to you, two of which deal explicitly with the effectiveness of the Convention machinery. The first is in French and has appeared in the latest issue of the Revue trimestrielle des droits de l'homme (vol. 19, no. 76, 2008): Frédéric Sudre, L’effectivité des arrêts de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme. The other has appeared in the Liber Amicorum in honour of professor Cees Flinterman of Utrecht University (Changing Perceptions of Sovereignty and Human Rights, Intersentia Publishers 2008, ISBM 978-90-5095-759-5) and was written by my colleague Leo Zwaak: The Role of the Council of Europe and its Committee of Ministers. Analysing the Efficiency of Measures Taken Under Article 46(2) of the ECHR. Equally of interest in the same volume is the article written by the Dutch judge at the Court, Egbert Myjer: Hardly a Week Goes by Without... Observations on the Increasing Number of General Problems of International Law in the Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights.