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Lecture Pinto de Albuquerque

On Friday 22 April 2016, Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights, will give a lecture on “The Constitutional Role of the European Court of Human Rights”.

During his lecture, and in the face of regular adverse reaction to recent case law of the European Court of Human Rights, European Court Judge Pinto de Albuquerque will answer pertinent questions, such as:
‘Is the European Court of Human Rights a European constitutional court?’,
‘Does it perform the classical functions of a constitutional court?’,
‘Are there cases confirming this role?’ and
‘Is this alleged constitutional role of the European Court legitimate in the light of the European Convention on  Human Rights?’

Besides being Judge of the European Court of Human Rights, Prof. Dr. Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque is an Associate Professor at the Catholic University of Lisbon, where he, inter alia, teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, public international law and international human rights law. He has been a Judge in the Criminal Court and the Correctional Court of Lisbon and President of the Courts of Nelas, Lagos and the Criminal Instruction Court of Lisbon, as well as a lawyer. He has also been an expert with the Council of Europe’s GRECO, the Group of States against Corruption.

His lecture takes place in ‘Auditorium Quételet’, Tweekerkenstraat 2, Ghent, between 10.00 and 12.00 a.m. No prior registration is required.
For more information, please contact Prof. Yves Haeck ( or Dr. Clara Burbano-Herrera (

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