Grégor Puppinck


Grégor Puppinck, PhD, Director of the European Centre for Law and Justice, Strasbourg.

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The ‘scandal’ of foundation support for UN human rights Special Procedures, a response

Editors’ Note: Upon the publication of this post, Prof. Fionnuala Ni Aolain contacted the Editors of EJIL: Talk! and advised us that, contrary to the claims made in the post, the Board of the OSI Women’s Rights Program had no financial involvement whatsoever in the award of a grant to the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. Such…

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NGOs and judges at the ECtHR: a need for clarification

What are the relationships between the judges of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and leading non-governmental organisations, and what should the Court be doing about them, particularly in cases in which doubts as to the judges’ impartiality might arise? This is the topic of this post, which is  worthy of interest and needs to be addressed,…

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The ECHR Made a Legal Error in the Lambert Case

Man’s justice is not perfect, not even that of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). In a striking turn of events, it appears that the Court made a manifest legal error in the well known Lambert judgment (Lambert and others v. France, n°46043/14, Grand Chamber, 5 June 2014) by wrongly referring to its own case-law. In…

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