Northwestern University

Oct
31
Tue 12:00 PM

The Relationship between the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Supreme Court of Argentina

When: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Graduate Students

Contact: Elizabeth Morrissey  

Group: Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS)

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

EDGS Graduate Lecture Series

Caroline De Lima E Silva, Political Science

What is the relationship between international courts and domestic courts? Does international jurisprudence have an impact on domestic judicial decisions? Is this impact inherently more traceable to international courts’ actions or to domestic judges’ strategic behavior in using international jurisprudence to validate agenda-setting goals? With the proliferation of international courts in different regions of the globe, international courts and domestic high courts have increasingly interacted over the past several decades. This ongoing research project seeks to understand the relationship between international courts and domestic high courts through an approach that utilizes a domestic-politics perspective. In doing so, it analyzes how domestic high courts either follow or resist international jurisprudence based on instrumental reasons. This presentation will focus on a case study of the Supreme Court of Argentina. It will explain when this court either obeys or resists the decisions of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The researcher obtained her data for this study through the use of citation and content analysis of judicial decisions, as well as from semi-structured interviews with judges and judicial assistants working in the Supreme Court of Argentina.

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