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Regional Courts, Domestic Politics, and the Struggle for Human Rights

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  • Date Published: June 2020
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108489300

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  • Despite substantial growth in past decades, international human rights law faces significant enforcement challenges and threats to legitimacy in many parts of the world. Regional human rights courts, like the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights, represent unique institutions that allow individuals to file formal complaints with an international legal body and render judgments against states. In this book, Jillienne Haglund focuses on regional human rights court deterrence, or the extent to which adverse judgments discourage the commission of future human rights abuses. She argues that regional court deterrence is more likely when the chief executive has the capacity and willingness to respond to adverse regional court judgments. Drawing comparisons across Europe and the Americas, this book uses quantitative data analyses, supplemented with qualitative evidence from many adverse judgments, to explain the conditions under which regional courts deter future rights abuses.

    • Develops an overarching theory that explains the role of various domestic actors in regional court deterrence and carefully lays out the logic of the argument
    • Applies theories of deterrence to regional human rights courts, allowing for an inter-disciplinary approach, bringing together scholarship in human rights, international relations, international law, and criminology
    • Provides examples of regional court judgments to illustrate the theoretical argument and demonstrate application of the theory in practice
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    • Date Published: June 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108489300
    • length: 341 pages
    • dimensions: 240 x 160 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 31 b/w illus. 4 maps 50 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Explaining Rregional Human Rights Court Deterrence
    3. Examining Patterns of General Regional Court Deterrence
    4. Does the Executive have the Capacity to Respond to Adverse Judgments?
    5. Is the Executive Willing to Respond to Adverse Judgments? The Role of Mass Public Pressure
    6. Is the Executive Willing to Respond to Adverse Judgments? The Role of Elite Pressure
    7. Amplified Regional Court Deterrence: High Executive Capacity and High Executive Eillingness
    8. Conclusion.

  • Author

    Jillienne Haglund, University of Kentucky
    Jillienne Haglund is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Kentucky. Her work has been published in The Journal of Peace Research, International Studies Perspectives, and Conflict Management and Peace Science. Haglund is also co-author of Violence Against Women and the Law (2015). Her current work has been funded by a three-year National Science Foundation grant.

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