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Title: The Margin of Appreciation in Context of Freedom of Religion in the Interpretation of the European Court of Human Rights
Authors: Shahpanahi, Nilufar
Advisor: Macklem, Patrick
Department: Law
Keywords: margin of appreciation
freedom of religion
Issue Date: 20-Dec-2011
Abstract: This thesis addresses numerous key points on the application of the margin of appreciation principle in relation to Article 9 (2) of the European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms ('Convention').1 In general terms, the margin of appreciation doctrine means that the State is allowed a certain measure of discretion, subject to European supervision, when it takes legislative, administrative, or judicial action in the area of a Convention right.2 The margin of appreciation is given to Contracting States to allow variation amongst them in terms of interpretation of the rights guaranteed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/31437
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