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Author Brewer Carías, Allan-Randolph.

Title Constitutional protection of human rights in Latin America : a comparative study of amparo proceedings / Allan R. Brewer-Carías
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 432 pages)
Contents Constitutional declaration of human rights in Latin America and its internationalization -- Judicial guaranties of the declaration of human rights -- Judicial review and amparo proceedings in Latin America -- The amparo action in countries that apply only the diffuse method of judicial review of legislation -- The amparo action in countries that apply only the concentrated method of judicial review of legislation -- The amparo as a constitutional right in countries with mixed systems of judicial review of legislation -- The amparo as a constitutional guaranty in countries with mixed systems of judicial review of legislation -- The American convention on human rights and the internationalization of the amparo in Latin America -- The injured party : the plaintiff and the rules of standing -- The justiciable constitutional rights by means of the amparo and habeas corpus actions -- The question of the justiciability of social constitutional rights by means of the amparo action
The general conditions of the injury (harms and threats) -- The reparable character of the harms and the restorative character of the amparo proceedings -- The imminent character of the threats and the preventive character of the amparo proceeding -- The injuring party : the defendant (public entities or private individuals) -- The injuring public actions and omissions of public authorities causing the harms or the threats -- The question of the admissibility of the amparo action and its relation with the ordinary judicial means -- The main principles of the procedure in the amparo proceedings -- The configuration of the main phases of the amparo proceeding -- The adjudication in the amparo proceeding and the preliminary protective measures -- The definitive judicial adjudication in the amparo suit -- The revision of the amparo decisions by the constitutional court or the supreme court
Summary "Together with the expansive process of human rights constitutional declarations, in addition to the writ of habeas corpus and of habeas data, Latin American constitutions created a specific judicial remedy for the protection of constitutional rights, known as the suit, action, recourse, or writ of amparo. It originated in Mexico in 1857 and developed into the amparo suit of judgment (juicio de amparo), still to be found only in Mexico. In slightly different forms, it spread throughout Latin America and was incorporated in the American Convention of Human Rights. It is similar to the "injunctions" and the other equitable remedies of the United States legal system." "This book examines, with a comparative constitutional law approach, the most recent trends in the constitutional and legal regulations in all Latin American countries regarding the amparo proceeding. It is an up-to-date abridged version of the course of lectures the author gave at the Columbia Law School of Columbia University in the city of New York, analyzing the regulations of the seventeen amparo statutes in force in Latin America, as well as the regulation on the amparo guarantee established in Article 25 of the American Convention of Human Rights."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Amparo (Writ) -- Latin America.
Civil rights -- Latin America.
Human rights -- Latin America.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 051146262X (electronic bk.)
0511464940 (electronic bk.)
051155172X (ebook)
9780511462627 (electronic bk.)
9780511464942 (electronic bk.)
9780511551727 (ebook)
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