The Consolidation of the System of the European Convention for Human Rights at National Level – Argument*


  • Alina Mihaela GRIGORESCU PhD candidate, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania


The rule of law is the central piece of the puzzle of a state’s democracy. From the point of view of institutions, the three powers of the State are called, together, to create and strengthen the mechanisms for the functioning of democracy. In this equation, the respect for human rights is the motive of the approach, and parliaments, through their mission and strategic position in relation to governments, can be guarantors of this approach. Based on the principles underlying the European edifice and on the relevant documents of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the restoration of violated rights and by supervising and monitoring the enforcement of judgments delivered by the European Court of Human Rights, we argue that national parliaments, through internal control structures, can be the foundation of state democracy.