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First applications of Protocol 14 concerning the requirement of a « significant disadvantage »

Florence Benoît-Rohmer,
Professeur à l’Université de Strasbourg,
Présidente honoraire de l’Université Robert Schuman

The first applications of the new condition of admissibility inserted by Protocol 14 in Article 35 of the European Convention on Human Rights and which concerns the requirement of having suffered a significant disadvantage raise questions. It’s too early to learn from it but it shows the difficulties the Strasbourg’s Court will have to face in implementing this new criterion. How to evaluate the material or moral impact of the disadvantage suffered? How to appreciate the safeguards? How to avoid arbitrariness between applicants about the violation of a same right? Many questions, which could let doubt the utility of the new condition of admissibility so drawn up.

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Documents proposés :

Protocole 14 à la Convention européenne des droits de l’homme
Cour eur. dr. h., Adrian Mihai Ionescu c. Roumanie (déc.), 1er juin 2010
Cour eur. dr. h., Bock c. Allemagne, 19 janvier 2010
Cour eur. dr. h., Gde Ch., Micaleff c. Malte, 15 octobre 2009