International law and domestic adjudication

Fernando Basch, Jorge Contesse

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Introduction The last 25 years in Latin America have witnessed constitutional reforms strengthening the standing of international human rights law, many in response to prior authoritarian regimes.1 Countries have adopted these reforms at a time in which constitutional review has also risen to prominence. In some countries, constitutions expressly construe international human rights treaties in relation to domestic law, whereas in others they lay silent. Regardless of the constitutional stance, however, courts throughout Latin America have had to articulate doctrines giving application to human rights treaties within domestic legal systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Latin American Casebook
Subtitle of host publicationCourts, Constitutions, and Rights
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781317026204
ISBN (Print)9781409469698
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)


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