Domestic Judicial Design by International Human Rights Courts
in journal: The American Journal of International Law, Massachusetts
( English title )
in journal: ( English title )
Appears in this special issue:
Release year: 2015
courts, judges, European Court of Human Rights, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, judicialization of politics, separation of powers, institutional design
The European and Inter-American human rights courts are increasingly moving beyond their original mandates and making determinations about the design of national courts. They have judicialized new areas of the law, empowered national courts over other branches of government, and encouraged changes in judicial administration. By empowering domestic judiciaries, these regional human rights courts have also (intentionally or not) empowered themselves.