119. Domestic courts' latitude regarding Convention issues.

The 'margin of appreciation' describes the amount of latitude to be left to the domestic authorities in their protection of the rights under the European Convention on Human Rights1 from the perspective of the judges at the European Court of Human Rights, which allows the Court a degree of discretion in the intensity of review that it undertakes, particularly where difficult issues of social, economic or national security policy are involved or where there is no European consensus