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Dr Carmen Draghici next to Carl Stychin speaking on the panel at 'The Legitimacy of Family Rights in Strasbourg Case Law' event.
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Family Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights

Dr Carmen Draghici, a Senior Lecturer in the City Law School, recently launched her new book, The Legitimacy of Family Rights in Strasbourg Case Law: 'Living Instrument’ or Extinguished Sovereignty?'
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

The panel Dr Carmen Draghici, Prof. Bill Bowring and Prof. Carl Stychin at the Author meets readers: The Legitimacy of Family Rights in Strasbourg Case Law event

On 5th April 2017, Dr Carmen Draghici launched her new book, The Legitimacy of Family Rights in Strasbourg Case Law: 'Living Instrument’ or Extinguished Sovereignty?' (Hart Publishing) at an event titled 'Author meets Readers' in the Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre.

Dr Draghici is a Senior Lecturer, who teaches European Human Rights Law and Family and Child Law at undergraduate and graduate-entry levels.

The panel: Dr. Carmen Draghici, Prof. Bill Bowring, Prof. Alison Diduck and Prof. Carl Stychin at the Author meets readers: The Legitimacy of Family Rights in Strasbourg Case LawPlacing family rights at the core of the judicial legitimacy debate, her book provides a critical analysis of the standards of family rights protection under the Convention. 

Enforcement of rights

It evaluates the Court’s interpretive methodology and discusses the tensions inherent in its supranational quasi-constitutional function.

These include the risk of excessive deference to national authorities, at the expense of the effective enforcement of universal rights; the addition of 'new rights'; and inattention to the division of responsibilities between democratic processes within sovereign States and the subsidiary international review.

A panel discussion, chaired by Dean of the City Law School, Professor Carl Stychin, helped launch the book.

The panellists included Dr Draghici; Professor Bill Bowring, Professor of Law, Birkbeck School of Law; and Professor Alison Diduck, Professor of Law, Faculty of Laws, University College London.

Audience guests talking after the Author meets readers: The Legitimacy of Family Rights in Strasbourg Case Law by Dr. Carmen Draghici event

(All photos courtesy Michael John White)

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