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Deference in international human rights law

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Deference in international human rights law has provoked animated discussion, particularly the margin of appreciation doctrine of the European Court of Human Rights. Many commentators describe the practice of deference but do not explain how it affects judicial reasoning. Some approve characteristics of deference but do not provide a justification to defend the practice against criticism. Others regard deference as a danger to human rights because it betrays the universality of human rights o...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
University College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Faculty of Law

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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:42fc2528-cf7c-4cd8-9ff6-0d0bd25b6220
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ora:5236

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