The ECtHR has ruled that imposing a confiscation order without a prior formal conviction does not amount in itself to a violation of Article 7 ECHR. In doing so, it is paving the way for a more extensive use of non-conviction based confiscation in Europe.
The ECthHR regularly deals with socio-economic issues concerning housing, health care, and social security. How can it provide effective socio-economic protection while leaving the necessary room for national (democratic) decision-making?
Join our workshop on the European Court of Human Rights at the Interaction between Legal Systems conference on Wednesday 21 January 2015. Now that there is a threat that some Member States will withdraw from the Convention, how can the ECtHR respond?