Professor Dr. Jörg Polakiewicz, Rechtsberater des Europarats, der seit vielen Jahren am Europa-Institut als Honorarprofessor lehrt, hat kürzlich einen Vortrag zum Thema “Between ‚Res Judicata‘ and ‚Orientierungswirkung‘ – ECHR Judgments Before National Courts” gehalten. Den Text finden Sie hier:


The ECtHR’s Recent Encounter with Genocide: a closer look at the judgment in Vasiliauskas v Lithuania (App. No. 35343/05)

An article by Anika Bratzel* A. Introduction On 20 October 2015 the European Court of Human Rights (“the Court”) in Strasbourg delivered a judgment in the case of Vasiliauskas v Lithuania (No. 35342/05).[1] The case concerned the status of a retroactive conviction of genocide under the Lithuanian Criminal Code with […]

Case analysis of the ECtHR judgment in Delfi AS v. Estonia (app. No. 64569/09)

The difficulties of information management for intermediaries By Oskar Josef Gstrein[1]  A. Introduction “The medium is the message”.[2] This phrase coined by the Canadian philosopher Marshal McLuhan in the 1960s seems to be nowhere as true as when it comes to the processing and distribution of information on the internet. […]

EU Accession to the ECHR: In Defense of the ECJ

Comments on The Fallibility of The European Union Accession Project By Kanad Bagchi* Opinion 2/13 received considerable criticism from the academic world both in terms of its uncompromising stance and inaccurate reasoning.[1] That apart, literature depicting the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”/ “Court”) as a power hungry […]