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Author Helmke, Gretchen

Title Courts in Latin America
Published Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (354 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Courts in Latin America; 1 Institutions for Constitutional Justice in Latin America; 2 Enforcing Rights and Exercising an Accountability Function: Costa Rica's Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court; 3 Strategic Deference in the Colombian Constitutional Court, 1992-2006; 4 From Quietism to Incipient Activism: The Institutional and Ideological Roots of Rights Adjudication in Chile; 5 "Faithful Servants of the Regime": The Brazilian Constitutional Court's Role under the 1988 Constitution
Summary Explores the extent to which courts in Latin America protect individual rights and limit governments
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Constitutional courts -- Latin America
Courts of last resort -- Latin America
Judicial process -- Latin America
Civil rights -- Latin America
Civil rights
Constitutional courts
Courts of last resort
Judicial process
Latin America
Form Electronic book
Author Rios-Figueroa, Julio
ISBN 9781139040754