Dean Spielmann - President of the European Court of Human Rights

Duration: 30 minutes

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?

Credits

Presenter
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest
Dean Spielmann

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