Global Governance: Dialogue Between Courts
Title: Global Governance: Dialogue Between Courts
Author: LORENZETTI, Ricardo
Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS PP; 2010/03; Global Governance Programme
Judicial diplomacy can be seen as a cooperative action and interaction among domestic courts, usually highest judicial bodies, towards regional legal integration. It has manifested itself in two ways: (1) through dialogue and exchange of information among judges, lawyers, and law schools; and (2) through cooperative activities among national Supreme Courts. Dialogue among the Supreme Courts has been taking place for over a decade in the Mercosur, the Ibero-American Judicial System, the Organization of Supreme Courts of the Americas and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. These organizations were created for the cooperation, agreement and exchange of experiences among the highest instances of Ibero-American judiciaries. Crimes against humanity cases shown in this paper illustrate the relationship between different Courts and the dialogue between sources of law as the real challenge of the judicial decision.
Subject: Global governance; Judicial diplomacy; Crimes against humanity; legal integrationconstitutional; pluralism; dialogue between sources of law
Type of Access: openAccess