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Il regime delle sanzioni ONU contro sospetti terroristi al vaglio della Corte Edu

Luci (e qualche ombra) in relazione allo standard europeo di tutela dei diritti umani fondamentali

Alessia Morato    

Sara De Vido    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    



The article is aimed at analysing the issue of interpretation of international obligations arising from UN Security Council resolutions related to the fight against terrorism, in light of the recent judgment of the European Court of Justice in the Nada case. European judges ascertained the violations by Switzerland of articles 8 and 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights: recognizing “some latitude”, even though limited, in the action of Switzerland, the Court found that the respondent State did not take into account the specific situation of the applicant (health, age, residence) and failed to show that it attempted, as far as possible, to harmonise the obligations deriving from a UN Security Council resolution with the respect of human rights. The issue is quite complex, indeed: how to reconcile the obligations stemming from a UN resolution which prevail according to article 103 of UN Charter with the obligations to respect human rights according to the European Convention on Human Rights? A possible answer lies in the “equivalent protection” approach and in the principle of harmonious interpretation.

30 Giugno 2013
03 Agosto 2016
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