Fragile Democracies, Strong Human Rights Courts? Comparing European and Inter-American Cases

Nordic Journal of Human Rights, 2013, No. 4

PluriCourts Research Paper No. 14-03

5 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2014

Date Written: December 1, 2013

Abstract

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 this special section address these questions as regards the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR). Their similarities and differences allow several lessons to be drawn about the relationship between such courts and democracy.

Suggested Citation

Cornejo Chavez, Leiry and Follesdal, Andreas, Fragile Democracies, Strong Human Rights Courts? Comparing European and Inter-American Cases (December 1, 2013). Nordic Journal of Human Rights, 2013, No. 4; PluriCourts Research Paper No. 14-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2397822

Leiry Cornejo Chavez (Contact Author)

Independent

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Andreas Follesdal

Pluricourts ( email )

P.O. Box 6706
St. Olavs plass 5
0130 Oslo
Norway

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