Reasoning Rights

Comparative Judicial Engagement

Edited by: Liora Lazarus, Christopher McCrudden, Nigel Bowles

Now available in paperback! This book is about judicial reasoning in human rights cases. The aim is to explore the question: how is it that notionally universal norms are reasoned by courts in such significantly different ways? What is the shape of this reasoning; which techniques are common across the transnational jurisprudence; and which are particular? The book is comprised of contributions by a team of world-leading human rights scholars that move beyond simply addressing the institutional questions concerning courts and human rights, which often dominate discussions of this kind. The contributors seek, instead, a deeper examination of the similarities and divergence of reasonings by different courts when addressing comparable human rights questions. These differences, while partly influenced by institutional concerns, cannot be attributed to them alone. This book explores the diverse and rich underlying spectrum of human rights reasoning, as a distinctive and particular form of legal reasoning, evident in the case studies across selected jurisdictions. [Subject: Constitutional &?Administrative Law, Human Rights Law]


Publication Date: 9/29/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781509908431

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