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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Relation of Constitutional Courts / Supreme Courts to IACtHR

Tom Gerald Daly

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 September 2020

Constitutions and international law — Supraconstitutional authority — Supremacy — International human rights treaties — Civil and political rights

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. The relationship between the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) and the constitutional or supreme courts of the twenty States Parties to the American Convention on Human Rights (1969) (‘ACHR’ or ‘Court’) is often presented as a mutually reinforcing partnership based on all courts striving toward the same aim: the protection of human rights. This takes on a particular importance given the challenging context for rights protection across the states under the Court’s jurisdiction, the vast majority of which are Latin American states. The preamble to the...
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