HUMAN RIGHTS WEBINAR: “Bad Faith Review in Human Rights Law”

Glasgow Legal Theory and Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security (GCILS)


We are delighted to invite you to our Human Rights Webinar, on Thursday 24 September at 2.30pm BST, organised jointly by Glasgow Legal Theory and the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security. 

Our guest speaker, Professor Başak Çalı PhD, will give a talk on: “Bad Faith Review in Human Rights Law”

Başak Çalı is Professor of International Law at the Hertie School and Co-Director of the School’s Centre for Fundamental Rights. She is an expert in international law and institutions, international human rights law and policy.

Her talk on 24 September will be based on her paper “History as an Afterthought: The (Re)discovery of Article 18 in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights”, which investigates whether the recent heightened focus on Article 18, prohibiting restriction of rights for purposes not provided for in the Convention, in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights is a return to the origins of the Convention, which identified Article 18 as ringing ‘alarm bells’ against the subtle progression of totalitarianism in Europe.

The paper examines the development of the Article 18 case law of the Court by reviewing all publicly available cases that have pleaded Article 18 before the former Commission and the ECtHR up until 2019. Professor Çalı identifies two reasons for the rediscovery of Article 18: the impetus to interpret the Convention progressively since its early days and the division amongst the bench of the Court as to how to interpret the drafting history of the Convention in current times.


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There is a limited number of tickets and the waiting list will be set up.