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About Philip Leach

Philip Leach is Professor of Human Rights Law at Middlesex University, London. As Director of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC), he was one of the legal representatives of Ivane Merabishvili and Rasul Jafarov in their European Court cases.

 

Articles by Philip Leach

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Georgia: Strasbourg’s scrutiny of the misuse of power

A new European Court of Human Rights ruling on the misuse of power in Georgia creates an important precedent in cases of political persecution.

Note to British MPs: think before criticising the European Court

A growing appetite to limit the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights has emerged among British MPs. Their criticism is mistaken, and undermines the very important work the Court does in areas like Chechnya, says Philip Leach.

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