Written by Maastricht University, Rechtswetenschap

13 October: The Margin of Appreciation as the Bridge Between the Universal Presence of Human Rights and Their Concrete Implementation

You are invited to this colloquium that will be organized by the Department of Foundations and Methods of Law in collaboration with the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights.


  • Monica Claes (Maastricht) title TBA
  • Andreas Føllesdal (Oslo) How to Improve on the Margin of Appreciation Doctrine – Perspectives from Democratic Theory
  • Sejla Imamovic (Maastricht): Margin of Appreciation in Protocol 15 ECHR: A Symbolic Change?
  • Roland Pierik (Maastricht) The role of the Margin of Appreciationin Controversial Cases Before the European Court: A Legal, Political, and Pragmatic Analysis
  • Stijn Smet (Hasselt) Proportionality as a Right to Justification and Accountability for Human Rights Violations

Chair of the session (TBC): Antonia Watermann (Maastricht).

Date: 13 October 2022

Time: 13-17h

Venue: Maastricht Law Faculty