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Dean Spielmann - President of the European Court of Human Rights

Eight hundred million Europeans' fundamental rights and liberties are supposed to be safeguarded by the European Court of Human Rights. It is an institution steeped in European idealism and ambition, but does it work?

HARDtalk speaks to the President of the Strasbourg based court, Dean Spielmann. Critics condemn it as an undemocratic, unaccountable infringement on national sovereignty; do they have a case?

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 15 Jan 2014 00:30


Role Contributor
PresenterStephen Sackur
Interviewed GuestDean Spielmann
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