Fragile Democracies, Strong Courts
Special section of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights edited by Leiry Cornejo Chavez and containing contributions from several PluriCourts researchers.
Nordic Journal of Human Rights
- Do regional Human Rights Courts strengthen democracy?
- If so, when and why does this occur: what are the scope conditions and intervening mechanisms that make such courts have positive effects?
The articles in the special section address these questions as regards the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR).
Contributions include the following:
Leiry Cornejo Chavez and Andreas Føllesdal: Fragile Democracies, Strong Human Rights Courts? Comparing European and Inter-American Cases. Special Section Introduction
Cecilia M Bailliet: Measuring Compliance with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: The Ongoing Challenge of Judicial Independence in Latin America
Kjetil Mujezinović Larsen: Compliance with Judgments from the European Court of Human Rights: The Court’s Call for Legislative Reforms
Leiry Cornejo Chavez: The Claude-Reyes Case of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights – Strengthening Chilean Democracy?
Marjan Ajevski reviewed Andrew Legg's The Margin of Appreciation in International Human Rights Law: Deference and Proportionality,
Claudio Corradetti's Philosophical Dimensions of Human Rights. Some Contemporary Views was reviewed by Mihaela Mihai.