Human Rights, Citizen Rights: The Presuppositions of the American and European Case Law
JUGER LES DROITS DE L'HOMME: EUROPE ET ETATS-UNIS FACE À FACE, J. Allard, G. Haarscher, L. Hennebel, G. Lewkowicz, eds., Bruxelles, Bruylant, 2008
22 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2008 Last revised: 12 Oct 2008
Date Written: August 6, 2008
This paper proposes a comparative analysis of some rulings of the US Supreme Court and of the European Court of Human Rights. Reviewing cases related to international legal problems or using comparative legal reasoning, the paper suggests that the difference of attitudes between the two courts in human rights cases is embedded in the classical opposition between men and citizen.
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Keywords: US Supreme Court, European Court of Human Rights, Global Constitutionalism, Comparative Legal Reasonning, Legal Theory
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