Smekal co-authors a book by Routledge
Hubert Smekal co-authored a new book titled "Domestic Judicial Treatment of European Court of Human Rights Case Law. Beyond Compliance", published by Routledge publishing house. The book is a product of a three-year project named “Beyond Compliance” funded by the Czech Grant Agency. The group of authors includes David Kosar, Jan Petrov, Katarína Šipulová, Hubert Smekal, Ladislav Vyhnanek, and Jozef Janovský.
This book brings unique empirical findings on how often, in what way and with what consequences Czech apex judges work with the ECtHR’s case law. It moves beyond the narrow concept of compliance and develops a new three-level methodology for analysing the role played by domestic courts in the implementation of ECtHR case law.