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Dean Spielmann

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

Tue 14 Jan 2014 21:30 GMT


Role Contributor
PresenterStephen Sackur
Interviewed GuestDean Spielmann

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