ELLA Spotlight on Knowledge: Spotlight on Publications: Judicial Review for Enforcing Human Rights in Latin America

Abstract

In the face of persistent and systematic human rights violations, lawsuits are increasingly being brought before Latin American courts. Through cutting edge rulings, courts in the region have ordered the executive and legislative branches of government to allocate budgets and implement public policies that can effectively realise human rights. This list of key publications presents various cases from the region and provides insight into the role of the judiciary and other actors – such as public agencies, legislators, plaintiffs, civil society, scholars, and activists – in implementing, enforcing and monitoring compliance of the rulings.

Citation

Oropeza, J. ELLA Spotlight on Knowledge: Spotlight on Publications: Judicial Review for Enforcing Human Rights in Latin America. ELLA, Practical Action Consulting, Lima, Peru (2013) 2 pp.

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