The Five Danish Myths on the European Court of Human Rights

In our latest episode of “On Human Rights,” we hear from Jacques Hartmann, a senior lecturer at the School of Law at the University of Dundee in Scotland, who argues that the debate around the European Court of Human Rights is often confused, uninformed and at times misleading.

Denmark has traditionally been a strong supporter of human rights. This is demonstrated by the fact that Denmark was a founding member of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), which protects citizens against human rights violations.

But things have changed.

In recent years, there has been an increasingly bitter debate about the ECHR and Denmark’s continued membership.


More About Jacques Hartmann

Hartman is Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Dundee. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University, where he also worked as Research Associate at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. He has taught international and human rights law at universities around the world, including Aarhus, Copenhagen, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and SDU, and is currently Visiting Lecturer at La Sabana University, Colombia. Prior to joining the University of Dundee, Jacques worked as Legal Officer at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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