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The Margin of Appreciation in the ECtHR’s Case Law

A European Version of the Levels of Scrutiny Doctrine?

Journal European Journal of Law Reform, Issue 2-3 2018
Keywords ECHR, judicial deference, levels of scrutiny, margin of appreciation, U.S. federalism
Authors Koen Lemmens
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    Although the American doctrine of levels of scrutiny and the European concept of margin of appreciation are regularly compared as typical instances of deferential judicial decision-making, this article argues that owing to the institutional setting in which they operate, the differences between the two are notable. It is also argued that the social consequences of the application of the two concepts may even be radically opposed.


Koen Lemmens
Associate professor of Public Law at KU Leuven (Belgium) and press law VU Brussels (Belgium). The author thanks Toon Agten for his comments and Camille Van Peteghem for her assistance during research. The usual disclaimer applies. This volume (The EU Bill of Rights’ Diagonal Application to Member States. Ed. Csongor István Nagy) was published as part of the research project of the HAS-Szeged Federal Markets ‘Momentum’ Research Group.

Alexander Soucek
European Space Agency, Paris, France

Tim. Flohrer
European Space Agency, Darmstadt, Germany

Stijn Lemmens
European Space Agency, Darmstadt, Germany

Marco Ferrazzani
European Space Agency, Paris, France

Pierre Reynaud
European Space Agency, Paris, France

Stefan Frey
Swiss Space Office, on secondment to the European Space Agency
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Chapeau voor de Antwerpse correctionele rechtbank!

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 2 2007
Keywords prejudiciële rechtsvraag, vrijheid van godsdienst, openbare orde, discriminatie, gelijkheidsbeginsel, ongelijke behandeling, aanhangigheid, gelijke behandeling, gewoonterecht, handhaving
Authors K. Lemmens

K. Lemmens
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De Belgische Grondwet, een model voor Europa? Over natie en identiteit

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 2 2005
Keywords identiteit, gemeente, model, provincie, idee, inburgering, media, arrondissement, contract, democratie
Authors K. Lemmens

K. Lemmens
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