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

Shifting legal visions : judicial change and human rights trials in Latin America, Ezequiel A. González-Ocantos

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Shifting legal visions : judicial change and human rights trials in Latin America
Title
Shifting legal visions
Title remainder
judicial change and human rights trials in Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Ezequiel A. González-Ocantos
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Language
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
Index
index present
LC call number
KG574
LC item number
.G67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
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
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Shifting legal visions : judicial change and human rights trials in Latin America, Ezequiel A. González-Ocantos
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316535509
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(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s)
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remote
Label
Shifting legal visions : judicial change and human rights trials in Latin America, Ezequiel A. González-Ocantos
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 08 Aug 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316535509
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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