Fragile Democracies, Strong Human Rights Courts? Comparing European and Inter-American Cases
Nordic Journal of Human Rights, 2013, No. 4
5 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2014
Date Written: December 1, 2013
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.
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