Michael O'Boyle


Michael O’Boyle was the Deputy Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights from 2006-2015. He is a co-author of “The Law of the ECHR" by D Harris, M O’Boyle,C Buckley and E Bates (OUP- fourth edition - September 2018)

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Revising the verdict in Ireland v UK: time for a reality check?

There is a general misunderstanding about the revision judgment that was delivered by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on 20 March 2018.  The Court does not have the power under the Convention (ECHR) to revise a past final judgment because it considers it is wrong or was wrongly decided.  It only has an inherent power…

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Can the ECtHR provide an effective remedy following the coup d’état and declaration of emergency in Turkey?

The question posed in the title of this post has been discussed in various blogs suggesting that recent decisions of the ECtHR rejecting cases for non-exhaustion of domestic remedies have been politically motivated.  I recently discussed this issue at a meeting organised by the Law Society in conjunction with the German Bar Association (DAV) in Berlin on 5th…

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