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The sources of resilience of international human rights courts: the case of the inter-American system

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International courts (ICs) with human rights mandates have recently faced instances of backlash aiming to curb their authority. Taking cues from research on the functioning of ICs, we argue that ICs will be resilient—able to maintain their competences and authority in the face of backlash—to the extent that they are embedded in domestic “legal complexes.” Our framework identifies key sites of embeddedness and stresses the importance of synergies between them, including: (1) the incorporation ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/lsi.2021.22

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
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Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Law and Social Inquiry More from this journal
Volume:
47
Issue:
1
Pages:
95-131
Publication date:
2021-08-11
Acceptance date:
2021-04-16
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EISSN:
1747-4469
ISSN:
0897-6546
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1173929
Local pid:
pubs:1173929
Deposit date:
2021-04-28

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