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Project | Jan 2003 - Dec 2005
This research project, which is a collaboration with the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (Johannesburg) investigates the role played by courts in the ...
constitutional democracy, legal and judicial reforms, democratic consolidation, social transformation, courts, accountability function of courts, access to justice, marginalised groups, , Africa: South Africa
Journal Article | Dec 2007
Claiming Individual Rights through a Constitutional Court: The Example of Gays in Costa Rica Bruce
Book Chapter | Jan 2004
The book examines the political role of courts in new democracies in Latin America and Africa, focussing on their ability to hold political power-holder ...
courts, judiciary, accountabilty, democracy, democratic consolidation, rule of law, constitutionalism
Journal Article | Jan 2009
On July 31, 2008, the Constitutional Court of Colombia (the Court) handed down a decision (T-760/2008) that ordered a dramatic restructuring of the ...
Health rights - Colombia - Courts
Journal Article | Jan 2003
This special issue examines the political role of courts in new democracies in Latin America and Africa, focussing on their ability to hold political ...
Courts, judiciary, accountability, democracy, democratic consolidation, rule of law, constitutionalism
A Human Rights Based Approach to Participation in Health Reform: Experiences from the Implementation of Constitutional Court Orders in Colombia
Journal Article | Jan 2013
This paper analyses how participation was understood and put in place by the bodies in charge of implementing the Colombian Constitutional Court’s ...
Participation, Healthcare Reform, Colombia, Decision T-760/2008, Participation and Human Rights, Colombia
Health rights litigation and access to medicines: Priority classification of successful cases from Costa Rica’s constitutional chamber of the supreme court
Journal Article | Jan 2014
Although Costa Rica has no explicit constitutional right to health, its constitutional chamber of the Supreme Court (Sala IV) has become increasingly ...
Doctoral Thesis | Aug 2013
Challenges in Implementing the Colombian Constitutional Court’s Health-Care System Ruling of 2008 Ca
Edited Book | Jan 2016
Traditionally relegated because of political pressure and public expectations, courts in Latin America are increasingly asserting a stronger role in ...
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2006
This paper is about the role that may be envisioned for the courts in Angola with respect to the poor. Looking at the period from 1992 - 2004, it analyses ...
Courts, Access to justice, Social and economic rights, Social rights litigation, Angola
Edited Book | Jan 2004
This volume examines the political role of courts in new democracies in Latin America and Africa. Are the courts able to hold political power-holders ...
democratisation, judicial power, courts, political questions and judicial power, Africa: South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia., Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Latin America
Journal Article | Jun 2007
Malawi's democratic Constitution of 1994 shifted the law in a pro-poor direction. With the judiciary emerging as a surprisingly strong institution in ...
Democratization and the Judiciary. The Accountability Function of Courts in New Democracies. Special issue of 'Democratization 'vol.10 (2003) no.4
Edited Book | Jan 2003
This special issue examines the political role of courts in new democracies in Latin America and Africa. Are the courts able to hold political power-holders ...
democratisation, judicial power, courts, political questions and judicial power, Latin America, Africa, Colombia, South Africa, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Guatemala, Tanzania, Zambia
Journal Article | Jun 2007
Those landmark cases where courts have assertively defended the rights of poor, vulnerable, or insular groups-such as homosexuals, refugees, or indigenous ...
Judicial protection of the right to health in Colombia: From social demands to individual claims to public debates
Journal Article | Jun 2010
Even in a region characterized by a number of countries with robust constitutions and judicial enforcement of social rights, Colombia stands out as a ...
Event | 24 Sep 2006
The Costa Rica's Constitutional Court, is the titel of Bruce Wilson's seminar at CMI.There is little dispute that Costa Rica has experienced both a judicial and more specifically a "rights revolution" in the last 15 years. The creation of a new constitutional chamber of the Supreme Court in 1989 created a legal opportunity for virtually every sector of society to seek legal redress and have their constitutional rights enforced or protected.
News | 15 Feb 2005
This volume examines the political role of courts in new democracies in Latin America and Africa. Are the courts able to hold political power-holders accountable when they act outside of their constitutionally defined powers? Given the hyper-presidential nature of these regimes, particular focus is on the ability of the courts to say "no" to the executive and make it stick.
Book Chapter | Jan 2010
Legal practices and ideas about law are undergoing dramatic change in Latin America. Today, a turn-of-the-century crop of constitutions grants high courts ...
Project | Sep 2002 - Aug 2005
The role of courts in the consolidation of democracy and social transformation in South Africa investigates the role played by courts in the linked processes ...
courts, judicary, accountability, social transformation, access to justice, constitution, judical review, democratization, law, social rights, Africa: South Africa
Journal Article | Jan 2003
The article addresses the methodological problems concerning how to assess the political role of courts in Zambia - and in new democracies more generally, ...
courts, judicial independence, judiciary, democratization, accountability, constitutionalism, rule of law, Africa: Zambia