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Can the European Court of Human Rights squash any of this?
by IdiotSavant on Thu Jan 5th, 2012 at 05:55:33 PM EST
Doubtful - the Council of Europe is a consultative organization.

tens of millions of people stand to see their lives ruined because the bureaucrats at the ECB don't understand introductory economics -- Dean Baker
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 5th, 2012 at 06:09:53 PM EST
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From Wikipedia: Procedure and decisions of the ECHR
The Court has thus far held that the Convention does not provide it with the power to repeal offending domestic laws or administrative practices.


tens of millions of people stand to see their lives ruined because the bureaucrats at the ECB don't understand introductory economics -- Dean Baker
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 5th, 2012 at 06:13:51 PM EST
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Sure.  But at the same time, states listen to the ECHR, and repeal those laws or practices themselves after an adverse finding.  

So, could the ECHR be used as a safeguard, or would the new Hungarian regime simply walk away?

by IdiotSavant on Sun Jan 8th, 2012 at 07:32:29 PM EST
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We'll see how that goes. If Hungary ignores a recommendation by the ECHR it might allow the EU to withdraw Hungary's voting rights at the Council (per Article 7).

tens of millions of people stand to see their lives ruined because the bureaucrats at the ECB don't understand introductory economics -- Dean Baker
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jan 8th, 2012 at 07:54:28 PM EST
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