Shifting Legal Visions: Judicial Change and Human Rights by Ezequiel A. González-Ocantos

By Ezequiel A. González-Ocantos

What explains the luck of felony prosecutions opposed to former Latin American officers accused of human rights violations? Why did a few judiciaries evolve from unresponsive bureaucracies into protectors of sufferer rights? utilizing a conception of judicial motion encouraged via sociological institutionalism, this booklet argues that this used to be the results of deep variations within the felony personal tastes of judges and prosecutors. Judicial actors discarded long-standing positivist criminal standards, traditionally protecting of conservative pursuits, and embraced doctrines grounded in foreign human rights legislation, which made attainable leading edge readings of constitutions and felony codes. Litigants have been answerable for this shift in felony visions through activating casual mechanisms of ideational swap and delivering the abilities essential to care for complicated and strange circumstances. via an in-depth exploration of the interactions among judges, prosecutors and human rights attorneys in 3 nations, the booklet asks how altering rules concerning the legislation and criteria of adjudication the workout of judicial power.

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