The Council of Europe: Its Laws and Policies

ISBN : 9780199672523

Stefanie Schmahl; Marten Breuer
1056 ページ
180 x 253 mm

The Council of Europe, of which all European States are members, plays a pivotal role in the promotion and protection of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Europe. Bringing together specialist scholars and practitioners, The Council of Europe: Its Laws and Policies offers profound insights into the functioning of the organization. The organization's primary and secondary law, its institutional structure, and its far-reaching fields of activities are comprehensively and systematically analysed. This volume investigates the impact of the Council's activities within the national legal systems of the Member States and the dense web of relationships between the Council of Europe and other international organisations. An important reference work on one of the most influential organizations in Europe, the book concludes that the Council of Europe has played a considerable role in the constitutionalization process of regional public international law.


Part I: General Aspects
1: Origin and Further Development, Norman Weiß
2: Interpretation and Amendments of the Founding Treaty, Christian Walter
3: Membership and Observer Status, Eckart Klein
4: Seat and Symbols of the Council of Europe, Eckart Klein
5: Budget and Finance, Andreas Haratsch
Part II: Institutions
Part II-1: State Based Organs
6: Committee of Ministers, Simon Palmer
7: Parliamentary Assembly, Philip Leach
8: Secretariat, Matthias Ruffert
Part II-2: Further Institutions of the Council of Europe as a Whole
9: European Court of Human Rights, Elisabeth Lambert-Abdelgawad
10: Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Bert Schaffarzik
11: Commissioner for Human Rights, Oliver Dörr
12: Conference of International Non-governmental Organisations, Heike Krieger
13: Administrative Tribunal, Dorothee von Arnim
Part II-3: Institutions Based on Partial Agreements
14: Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), Rainer Steckhan
15: European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM), Robert Uerpmann-Wittzack
16: Eurimages Fund, Tarlach McGonagle
17: Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs (Pompidou Group), Werner Sipp
18: European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity (North-South Centre), Markus Kaltenborn
19: European Audiovisual Observatory, Tarlach McGonagle
20: European Centre for Modern Languages, Tarlach McGonagle
21: Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), Wolfgang Rau
Part III: Tasks and Objectives
22: Protection of Human Rights at Regional Level, Oliver Dörr, Andreas Haratsch, Stefan Oeter, Robert Uerpmann-Wittzack, Thomas Giegerich & Sara Jötten
23: Securing Democratic Principles and the Rule of Law, Katharina Pabel
24: Enhancing Economic, Social and Cultural Cohesion, Kerstin Odendahl, Matthias Niedobitek & Norman Weiß
25: Combating Terrorism and Organised Crime, Christian Walter
26: Protecting Children and Juveniles, Ursula Kilkelly
27: Good Governance in the Information Technology, Robert Uerpmann-Wittzack
28: Conceptual Approach of Monitoring Mechanisms, Christos Giakoumopoulos
29: Constitutional Standard-Setting and Strengthening of New Democracies, Christoph Grabenwarter
Part IV: Impact and Outreach
30: Impact of the Council of Europe on National Legal Systems, Marten Breuer
31: The Council of Europe within the System of International, Stefanie Schmahl
32: The Council of Europe's Contribution to the Constitutionalisation of (Regional) Public International Law, Stefanie Schmahl/Marten Breuer


Stefanie Schmahl is Professor of German and Foreign Public Law, Public International Law, and European Law at Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Wurzburg, Germany.; Marten Breuer is Professor of Public Law with Reference to European Law and Public International Law at Universitat Konstanz, Germany.