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Judging Inter-American Human Rights: The Riddle of Compliance with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Palacios Zuloaga, Patricia (2020) 'Judging Inter-American Human Rights: The Riddle of Compliance with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.' Human Rights Quarterly, 42 (2). 392 - 433. ISSN 0275-0392

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Abstract

The use of compliance studies to evaluate the effectiveness of international human rights courts can produce misleading results because a focus on compliance considers the behaviour of only one stakeholder in the dynamic that is human rights adjudication: the state. A survey of petitioners in cases before the IACtHR, together with a review of literature surrounding strategic litigation before the Inter-American system, demonstrate how civil society organisations value the declarative justice provided by the Court, how they mobilise around human rights litigation and how adept they are at deploying rulings in such a way as to produce impact beyond compliance and even in the absence of any compliance at all.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 13:00
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2020 19:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26003

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