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The Resource Shifting legal visions : judicial change and human rights trials in Latin America, Ezequiel González-Ocantos, University of Oxford

Shifting legal visions : judicial change and human rights trials in Latin America, Ezequiel González-Ocantos, University of Oxford

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Shifting legal visions : judicial change and human rights trials in Latin America
Title
Shifting legal visions
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judicial change and human rights trials in Latin America
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Ezequiel González-Ocantos, University of Oxford
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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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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Cambridge studies in law and society
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  • Human rights
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Due process of law
  • Court congestion and delay
  • Trials
  • Court congestion and delay
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Due process of law
  • Human rights
  • Trials
  • Latin America
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Shifting legal visions : judicial change and human rights trials in Latin America, Ezequiel González-Ocantos, University of Oxford
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-313) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 322 pages
Isbn
9781107145238
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(hardback)
Lccn
2016010902
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)944014339
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Shifting legal visions : judicial change and human rights trials in Latin America, Ezequiel González-Ocantos, University of Oxford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 322 pages
Isbn
9781107145238
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016010902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
YBP Library Services
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944014339

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