Alice Donald


Dr Alice Donald is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law, Middlesex University.

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Copenhagen: Keeping on Keeping on. A Reply to Mikael Rask Madsen and Jonas Christoffersen on the Draft Copenhagen Declaration

The debate about the future of the European human rights system is absolutely vital, and with that in mind we venture here to reply to just some of the points made by Mikael Rask Madsen and Jonas Christoffersen in their post about the draft Copenhagen declaration. Commenting on the position paper recently published…

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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Why the Draft Copenhagen Declaration Must be Rewritten

The Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has issued a draft declaration ahead of the High Level Conference of foreign ministers of the 47 states in Copenhagen on 12-13 April 2018. Here, we argue that the Draft Copenhagen Declaration poses a grave risk to the independence, integrity and…

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Tackling Non-Implementation in the Strasbourg System: The Art of the Possible?

Slow, partial or sometimes even non-implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights is the Achilles heel of the European Convention system. The latest annual report of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers attests to some positive trends — a record number of cases closed in a single year and a decrease in the…

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