Deliberation and Decision-Making Process in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Do Individual Opinions Matter?

17 Northwestern Journal of Human Rights 25 (2019)

NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 19-11

28 Pages Posted: 20 May 2019 Last revised: 22 May 2019

See all articles by Ranieri Lima Resende

Ranieri Lima Resende

New York University (NYU) - JSD Program; Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Faculty of Law; Fundação Carlos Chagas Filho de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ)

Date Written: May 17, 2019

Abstract

The work is focused on the adjudicatory nature of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and investigates its model of deliberation, considering three basic schemes: per curiam, seriatim and hybrid. In order to identify an institutional pattern, the importance of individual opinions is analyzed through the quantitative performance of each category of judge (ad hoc and regular), as well as each type of adjudicative activity (judgments and advisory opinions). The quantitative data is also useful to better understand the explicit assimilation of separate opinions to the core reasoning of future cases. As a result, it has been possible to identify relevant aspects applicable to the main problem of whether individual opinions really matter to the Inter-American Court’s decision-making process.

Note: 'First published by Northwestern Journal of Human Rights, Volume 17, Issue 1.'

Suggested Citation

Lima Resende, Ranieri, Deliberation and Decision-Making Process in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Do Individual Opinions Matter? (May 17, 2019). 17 Northwestern Journal of Human Rights 25 (2019); NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 19-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3389952

Ranieri Lima Resende (Contact Author)

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