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

Leiry Cornejo Chavez 

University of Oslo - Norwegian Centre for Human Rights

Andreas Follesdal 

University of Oslo; University of Oslo - Norwegian Centre for Human Rights; Pluricourts

December 1, 2013

Nordic Journal of Human Rights, 2013, No. 4
PluriCourts Research Paper No. 14-03 

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.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 5

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