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The Inter American Court of Human Rights: The legitimacy of international courts and tribunals

Torres Zúñiga, Natalia

  • Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Corte IDH)
  • Protección de los derechos humanos
  • Tribunales internacionales
  • Diálogo judicial
  • América Latina

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The volume offers a critique of ideology of two legal approaches to the legitimacy of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) that portray it as a supranational tribunal whose last say on human rights protection has a transformative effect on the democracies of Latin America. The book shows how the discussion between these Latin American legal strands mirrors global trends in the study of the legitimacy of international courts related to the use of constitutional analogies and concepts such as the notion of judicial dialogue and the idea of democratic transformation. It also provides an in-depth analysis of how, through the use of those categories, legal experts studying the legitimacy of the IACtHR enact self-validation processes by making themselves the principal agents of transformatio

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