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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
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
Book | Mar 2010
Why do courts hold political power-holders accountable in some democratic and democratizing countries, but not in others? And, why do some courts ...
Courts, power, political accountability
Book Chapter | Oct 2011
Power, suffering and courts: Reflections on promoting health rights through judicialization Alicia
Book Chapter | Jan 2010
Reflecting on recent patterns of judicialization in Latin America, Guillermo O'Donnell pointed to the relationship between judicialization and juridification, ...
Report in External Series | Jan 2002
This dissertation is about judicial independence. It deals with two interrelated questions. The first half of the dissertation argues, based on a statistical ...
judicial reform, judicial independence, human rights, courts, prosecution, military, judges, international law, Americas: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Latin America
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.
The Judicial Protection of Tolerance in Chile and Argentina. Explaining Freedom of Expression Jurisprudence, 1990-2003
Master's Thesis | Jan 2006
This thesis seeks to assess the factors which affect the judicial behaviour of the Chilean and Argentinean supreme courts in freedom of expression cases. ...
Human rights, Freedom of expression, Courts, Americas: Argentina, Chile
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 ...
Event | 9 Feb 2011
The UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) is arguably the most advanced and most global anti-corruption treaty. Its topical and geographic scope raises questions of adaptability. U4 coordinator Hannes Hechler presents a political economy analysis of UNCAC and its implementation processes.
U4 Brief | Sep 2013
The anti-corruption world has witnessed increasing institutional specialisation, including the emergence of anti-corruption courts. Indonesia’s ...
Book Chapter | Nov 2019
This chapter analyses political corruption in Nigeria through the trajectory of a number of scandals and their background. It underscores the resilience ...
political corruption, power preservation, resource curse, clientelism, 'war chest', Nigeria
Project | Oct 2004 - Oct 2005
The right to seek asylum, and the conflicting interests that may arise between the rights of the asylum seeker on the one hand and the recipient country's ...
refugee, refugee status, human rights violations, terrorism, international law, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Canada
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.
Journal Article | Nov 2014
New specialized courts have emerged in many countries, both in response to international pressure for legal reform and reflecting states’ own choice. ...
Journal Article | Jan 2013
This article provides a critical reflection on the efforts at legal reconstruction initiated in 2001 by the international community and the Afghan government. ...
Journal Article | Mar 2016
There is a fascination with the increasing economic and political importance of China in the global economy, in international politics, ...
Media, soft power, Africa, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania
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
Programme | Jan - Dec 2005
What roles do - and should - courts play in new and fragile democracies? Why do some judiciaries lamely condone foul play by those in power, while their ...
Event | 30 Jan 2009
Does the current juridification of politics narrow the space for democratic politics, or does it represent an expansion of democracy? This seminar brings together international experts in the field.