Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Book on Interpretation Techniques of ECtHR and IACtHR

Nomos Publishers just published a book by Benavides Casals entitled Die Auslegungsmethoden bei Menschenrechtsverträgen Die Rechtsprechung des Europäischen Gerichtshofs für Menschenrechte und des Interamerikanischen Gerichtshofs für Menschenrechte (Methods of intepretation of human rights treaties by the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights). For those who read German, here is the abstract:

Ein umfassender und effektiver Schutz der Menschenrechte kann nur durch eine sachgerechte Interpretation der Menschenrechtsverträge gewährleistet werden. Die Wissenschaft und die internationale Gerichtsbarkeit haben hierfür spezifische Auslegungsmethoden entwickelt.

Die Autorin untersucht die Interpretationskriterien, die zwei internationale Gerichtshöfe in ihrer Rechtsprechung verwenden. Sie analysiert die Auslegungsmethodik des EGMR und des Interamerikanischen Gerichtshofs für Menschenrechte. Die Studie richtet sich insbesondere an Völkerrechtler.


Fiona de Londras said...

Antoin, do you think there's any chance this will also be published in English? I read German, but I wouldn't be comfortable enough with my level to think my translation necessarily adequate. I suspect there are plenty of other people very interested in the arguments and materials presented in the book who are in a similar situation.

Antoine Buyse said...

Dear Fiona,
I agree with you that would be a good thing. Too often the English, French and German-language academic debates are still isolated from eah other. I do not know the author personally, so I do not know whether there will be an English version, but hopefully Casals will read your comment and see it as a good idea!

Fiona de Londras said...

Your point re failure of engagement across French, English and German literature (not to mention work in other European languages) is entirely correct. It is only reinforced by the fact that non-English journals basically never break into what are considered the 'top'/A* general or international law journals.