Pluralism, Tolerance and Freedom in Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights


Lutsenko S.I.,

Leading expert of the Control Directorate of the Presidential Executive Office of Russian Federation, scorp_ante@rambler.ru

DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2015.02.10
ID of the Article: 4973


For citation:

Lutsenko S.I. Pluralism, Tolerance and Freedom in Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. – Polis. Political Studies. 2015. No 2. P. 156-161 (In Russ.) . DOI: https://doi.org/10.17976/jpps/2015.02.10



Abstract

The author analyzes the democratic model based on the principles of pluralism, tolerance and freedom of thought through the prism of decisions taken by the European Court of Human Rights. Nonconflict interaction between individuals and groups with different views on self-identification stands as a prerequisite for social cohesion and civil society. It is claimed that freedom of expression is not absolute due to state-driven containing factors – “implied limitations”. Ideals and values of a democratic society should be based on dialogue and compromise of both the state and the citizens. Mission of the state consists in determination of “game rules” which allow it to act as a guarantor of principles of pluralism and tolerance towards the parties to the conflict.

Keywords
democracy; pluralism; freedom of expression; model; implied limitations; European Court of Human Rights.


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