MultiRights Seminar: The International Human Rights Judiciary and Domestic Institutions: Interaction as a Source of Democratic Legitimacy?
Matthew Saul, postdoctoral research fellow to the MultiRights Project will present his latest work at the next MultiRights Seminar.
This paper identifies and explores how the interactions between international human rights bodies and domestic institutions relate to democracy. In so doing, it seeks to help develop a clearer understanding of the democratic legitimacy of international human rights bodies, but also to provide a basis for suggestions as to where further research on interaction could be focused. Attention is given to the relative value for democracy of interactions between international human rights bodies and three domestic sites: courts, civil society, and government. A key argument that informs the analysis is that interaction with domestic institutions has the potential to enhance the democratic legitimacy of international human rights bodies, to the extent that it contributes to one of the core components of domestic democracy (representation, deliberation, and rights protection).
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