Dialogue Across the Atlantic

Selected Case-Law of the European and Inter-American Human Rights Courts

By Council of Europe/European Court of Human Rights, Inter-American Court of Human Rights

In recent years the European and Inter-American human rights courts have intensified their cooperation. This judicial dialogue is important given the similarity of the rights and freedoms protected by the respective treaties governing the work of the two courts, and the existence of equivalent criteria of admissibility and principles of interpretation. Moreover, the increasing similarity of the issues brought before the two courts has conferred a new relevance on their respective bodies of case-law. This book, published in English and Spanish, presents a selection of the leading decisions delivered by each court in 2014. In addition to their importance in their own right, some of these cases also serve to illustrate parallels in the manner in which the two conventions are interpreted, areas where the methodology diverges and, most importantly, how the two courts are increasingly having regard to each other's approach to human-rights protection. [Subject: Human Rights Law, Comparative Law]

Publication Date: 2/5/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789462402805