George Stafford

About/Bio

George Stafford is Co-Director of the European Implementation Network, an NGO dedicated to the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. He is a UK lawyer and has previously worked at the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association, and the Council of Europe. He writes here in a personal capacity.

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The Implementation of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: Worse Than You Think – Part 2: The Hole in the Roof

Part 1 of this blog post addressed the current narratives concerning the implementation of ECtHR judgments. Part 2 below attempts to set out what the current state of implementation might really be. Imagine you are told that there is a hole in the roof of your house. You go out to buy the materials to fix…

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The Implementation of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: Worse Than You Think – Part 1: Grade Inflation

Part 1 of this blog post will explore how the current narratives about the implementation of ECtHR judgments paint a misleading picture. In Part 2, a different set of statistics will be examined, in order to explore how well the implementation system is really functioning. In some countries, exam results in schools and universities…

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