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The Resource Shifting legal visions : judicial change and human rights trials in Latin America, Ezequiel A. González-Ocantos, (electronic resource)

Shifting legal visions : judicial change and human rights trials in Latin America, Ezequiel A. González-Ocantos, (electronic resource)

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Shifting legal visions : judicial change and human rights trials in Latin America
Title
Shifting legal visions
Title remainder
judicial change and human rights trials in Latin America
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Ezequiel A. González-Ocantos
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What explains the success of criminal prosecutions against former Latin American officials accused of human rights violations? Why did some judiciaries evolve from unresponsive bureaucracies into protectors of victim rights? Using a theory of judicial action inspired by sociological institutionalism, this book argues that this was the result of deep transformations in the legal preferences of judges and prosecutors. Judicial actors discarded long-standing positivist legal criteria, historically protective of conservative interests, and embraced doctrines grounded in international human rights law, which made possible innovative readings of constitutions and criminal codes. Litigants were responsible for this shift in legal visions by activating informal mechanisms of ideational change and providing the skills necessary to deal with complex and unusual cases. Through an in-depth exploration of the interactions between judges, prosecutors and human rights lawyers in three countries, the book asks how changing ideas about the law and standards of adjudication condition the exercise of judicial power.--
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Gonzáles-Ocantos, Ezequiel A
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in law and society
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Human rights
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Due process of law
  • Court congestion and delay
  • Trials
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Shifting legal visions : judicial change and human rights trials in Latin America, Ezequiel A. González-Ocantos, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316535509
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online resource
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. From unresponsive to responsive judiciaries; 2. The ideational foundations of judicial action; 3. Argentina: pedagogical interventions and replacement strategies in the struggle for human rights; 4. Peru: pedagogical interventions and human rights trials in unfriendly territory; 5. Mexico: an untamed judiciary and the failure of criminal prosecutions; 6. Legal preferences and judicial behavior
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CR9781316535509
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781107145238
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)956508788
Label
Shifting legal visions : judicial change and human rights trials in Latin America, Ezequiel A. González-Ocantos, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316535509
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. From unresponsive to responsive judiciaries; 2. The ideational foundations of judicial action; 3. Argentina: pedagogical interventions and replacement strategies in the struggle for human rights; 4. Peru: pedagogical interventions and human rights trials in unfriendly territory; 5. Mexico: an untamed judiciary and the failure of criminal prosecutions; 6. Legal preferences and judicial behavior
Control code
CR9781316535509
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107145238
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956508788

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