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xxi, 340 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction: Rethinking the Impact of the Inter-American Human Rights SystemPar Engstrom Chapter 2: Mobilising the Inter-American Human Rights System: Regional Litigation and Domestic Human Rights Impact in Latin AmericaPar Engstrom and Peter Low Chapter 3: Friendly Settlements in the Inter-American Human Rights System: Efficiency, Effectiveness and ScopeNatalia Saltalamacchia Ziccardi, Jimena Alvarez Martinez, Brianda Romero Castelan, and Maria Jose Urzua Valverde Chapter 4: The Impact of Precautionary Measures on Persons Deprived of Liberty in the AmericasClara Burbano-Herrera Chapter 5: From Compliance to Engagement: Assessing the Impact of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Constitutional Law in Latin AmericaMarcelo Torelly Chapter 6: Institutional Empowerment and Progressive Policy Reforms: The Impact of the Inter-American Human Rights System on Intra-State ConflictsOscar Parra-Vera Chapter 7: Bridging the Gap: National Human Rights Institutions and the Inter-American Human Rights SystemTom Pegram with Nataly Herrera Rodriguez Chapter 8: Transnational Activism and Coalitions of Domestic Interest Groups: Reflections on the Case of BrazilRossana Rocha Reis Chapter 9: Transitional Justice and the Inter-American Human Rights System in Peru: The Role of Anti- and Pro-Compliance ConstituenciesBruno Boti Bernardi Chapter 10: Impact of the IAHRS in the Fight against Impunity for Past Crimes in El Salvador and GuatemalaElena Martinez Barahona and Martha Gutierrez Chapter 11: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Effects of Overlapping Institutions: A Preliminary StudyCourtney Hillebrecht Chapter 12: Impact in the African and Inter-American Human Rights Systems: A Perspective on the Possibilities and Challenges of Cross-Regional ComparisonFrans Viljoen.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319894584 20180910
This volume brings together innovative work from emerging and leading scholars in international law and political science to critically examine the impact of the Inter-American Human Rights System (IAHRS). By leveraging a variety of theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches, the contributors assess the impact of the IAHRS on domestic human rights change in Latin America. More specifically, the book provides a nuanced analysis of the System's impact by examining the ways in which the IAHRS influences domestic actors and political institutions advancing the realisation of human rights. This work will be of interest to students and scholars of human rights and Latin American politics, as well as to those engaged with the nexus of international law and domestic politics and the dynamics of international and regional institutions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319894584 20180910
Green Library
pages cm.
"Beyond High Courts: The Justice Complex in Latin America is a much-needed volume that will make a significant contribution to the growing fields of comparative law and politics and Latin American legal institutions. The book moves these research agendas beyond the study of high courts by offering theoretically and conceptually rich empirical analyses of a set of critical supranational, national, and subnational justice sector institutions that are generally neglected in the literature. The chapters examine the region's large federal systems (Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico), courts in Chile and Venezuela, and the main supranational tribunal in the region, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Aimed at students of comparative legal institutions while simultaneously offering lessons for practitioners charged with designing such institutions, the volume advances our understanding of the design of justice institutions, how their form and function change over time, what causes those changes, and what consequences they have. The volume also pays close attention to how justice institutions function as a system, exploring institutional interactions across branches and among levels of government (subnational, national, supranational) and analyzing how they help to shape, and are shaped by, politics and law. Incorporating the institutions examined in the volume into the literature on comparative legal institutions deepens our understanding of justice systems and how their component institutions can both bolster and compromise democracy and the rule of law. Contributors: Matthew C. Ingram, Diana Kapiszewski, Azul A. Aguiar-Aguilar, Ernani Carvalho, Natalia Leitão, Catalina Smulovitz, John Seth Alexander, Robert Nyenhuis, Sídia Maria Porto Lima, Jose Mario Wanderley Gomes Neto, Danilo Pacheco Fernandes, Louis Dantas de Andrade, Mary L. Volcansek, and Martin Shapiro"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 350 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Corporate lawyers and multinational corporations in Latin America and Spain : 1990-2015 / Manuel Gómez and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo
  • Law firms in Argentina : challenges and responses to a crisis / Maria Inés Bergoglio
  • Big law in Brazil : rise and current challenges / Mariana Conti Craveiro and Manuel Gómez
  • Big Law in Chile : a glance at the law firms / Iñigo de la Maza Gazmuri, Rafael Mery Nieto, and Juan Enrique Vargas Viancos
  • Big law in Central America and the Dominican Republic : growth strategies in small economies / Carlos Taboada and Manuel Gómez
  • The rise of big law in Colombia / Everaldo Lamprea and Mariana Díaz Chalela
  • Global and traditional : a profile of corporate lawyers in Mexico / Rodrigo Meneses-Reyes and José Antonio Caballero
  • Lawyers and globalization in Peru (1990-2014) : challenges in the shadows / Gorki Gonzales Mantilla
  • Big law in Spain : a dynamic ecosystem / Marisa Méndez Sordo
  • Big law in Venezuela : from globalization to revolution / Manuel Gómez and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo
  • Reconstructing big law : the big picture / Deborah R. Hensler
  • Big law today and tomorrow / Lawrence M. Friedman
  • Conclusion / Manuel Gómez and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo.
This book, part of the Stanford Law School research project on the future of the legal profession, thoroughly examines the future of "big law, " defined as the large and mid-size multiservice highly specialized law firms that provide sophisticated, complex and generally costly legal work to multinationals, large and mid-size domestic corporations, and other business clients. By systematically gathering, assessing, and analyzing the best available quantitative and qualitative data on the first tier of the corporate legal services market of Latin America and Spain, and interviewing a broadly representative sample of corporate legal officers, law firm partners, and other stakeholders in each of the countries covered, this book provides a nuanced perspective on changes in "big law" during the last two decades until the present. It also explores the factors that are driving these changes, and the implications for the future of legal profession, legal education and its relationship with the corporate sector and society in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319654027 20180219
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 264 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Constitutional justice in the Americas at the turn of the millennium
  • Judicial power and the design of constitutional justice
  • The political origins of powerful constitutional courts : constitutional governance and the politics of judicial design
  • Identifying the political origins of constitutional justice through quantitative analysis
  • Guatemala (1985) : building constitutional justice in the shadow of Civil War
  • Argentina (1994) : negotiating a plural space of constitutional justice
  • Bolivia (2009) : governance logic in the new constitutionalism
  • Conclusion: The politics of constitutional justice.
In recent times there has been a dramatic change in the nature and scope of constitutional justice systems in the global south. New or reformed constitutions have proliferated, protecting social, economic, and political rights. While constitutional courts in Latin America have traditionally been used as ways to limit power and preserve the status quo, the evidence shows that they are evolving into a functioning part of contemporary politics and a central component of a system of constitutional justice. This book lays bare the political roots of this transformation, outlining a new way to understand judicial design and the very purpose of constitutional justice. Authors Daniel M. Brinks and Abby Blass use case studies drawn from nineteen Latin American countries over forty years to reveal the ideas behind the new systems of constitutional justice. They show how constitutional designers entrust their hopes and fears to dynamic governance systems, in hopes of directing the development of constitutional meaning over time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107178366 20180530
Law Library (Crown)
ix, 244 pages ; 23 cm
  • 1. Transitional Justice and the Construction of Democracy in an Age of Human Rights: An Introduction 2. Human Rights, Political Action, and the Precursors to Transitional Justice 3. The Official Story: Truth and Justice as Transition and Transformation 4. Reconciliation: Defining the Limits of Transitional Justice 5. Reconciliation Under Fire: New Contestations of Transitional Justice 6. (Re)forming the State: Recruiting the Dead and Revitalizing Transitional Justice 7. Nunca Mas and State Making Beyond the Transition: A Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319783925 20180618
In Argentina and elsewhere in Latin America, decades after the fall of authoritarian regimes in the 1970s, transitional justice has proven to be anything but transitional-it has become a cornerstone of state policy and a powerful tool of state formation. Contextualizing cultural and political shifts in Argentina after the 1976 military coup with comparisons to other countries in the Southern Cone, Michelle Frances Carmody argues that incorporating human rights practices into official policy became a way for state actors to both build the authority of the state and manage social conflict, a key aim of post-Cold War democracies. By examining the relationship between transitional justice and the Latin American political order, this book illuminates overlooked dimensions of state formation in the age of human rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319783925 20180618
Green Library
xx, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of figures-- Introduction-- 1. Torture in Brazil-- 2. The emergency in Chile-- 3. Transnational solidarity-- 4. Redefining sovereignty-- 5. The origins of American human rights activism-- 6. The global specter of Argentina's disappeared-- 7. Argentina and the inter-American system-- Epilogue: the promise and limits of the human rights cascade-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107163249 20180730
The concern over rising state violence, above all in Latin America, triggered an unprecedented turn to a global politics of human rights in the 1970s. Patrick William Kelly argues that Latin America played the most pivotal role in these sweeping changes, for it was both the target of human rights advocacy and the site of a series of significant developments for regional and global human rights politics. Drawing on case studies of Brazil, Chile, and Argentina, Kelly examines the crystallization of new understandings of sovereignty and social activism based on individual human rights. Activists and politicians articulated a new practice of human rights that blurred the borders of the nation-state to endow an individual with a set of rights protected by international law. Yet the rights revolution came at a cost: the Marxist critique of US imperialism and global capitalism was slowly supplanted by the minimalist plea not to be tortured.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107163249 20180730
Green Library
xx, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Torture in Brazil
  • The emergency in Chile
  • Transnational solidarity
  • Redefining sovereignty
  • The origins of American human rights activism
  • The global specter of Argentina's disappeared
  • Argentina and the inter-American system
  • Epilogue. The promise and limits of the human rights cascade.
The concern over rising state violence, above all in Latin America, triggered an unprecedented turn to a global politics of human rights in the 1970s. Patrick William Kelly argues that Latin America played the most pivotal role in these sweeping changes, for it was both the target of human rights advocacy and the site of a series of significant developments for regional and global human rights politics. Drawing on case studies of Brazil, Chile, and Argentina, Kelly examines the crystallization of new understandings of sovereignty and social activism based on individual human rights. Activists and politicians articulated a new practice of human rights that blurred the borders of the nation-state to endow an individual with a set of rights protected by international law. Yet the rights revolution came at a cost: the Marxist critique of US imperialism and global capitalism was slowly supplanted by the minimalist plea not to be tortured.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107163249 20180730
Law Library (Crown)
x, 292 pages ; 24 cm
  • Societally penetrated judiciaries and the democratic rule of law
  • The evolution of judicial regimes
  • Costa Rica : a liberal judicial regime
  • Government control regimes in Central America versus the rule of law
  • Clandestine control in Guatemala
  • Partisan systems
  • Conclusion:}tJudicial regimes and the democratic rule of law.
Featuring the first in-depth comparison of the judicial politics of five under-studied Central American countries, The Achilles Heel of Democracy offers a novel typology of 'judicial regime types' based on the political independence and societal autonomy of the judiciary. This book highlights the under-theorized influences on the justice system - criminals, activists, and other societal actors, and the ways that they intersect with more overtly political influences. Grounded in interviews with judges, lawyers, and activists, it presents the 'high politics' of constitutional conflicts in the context of national political conflicts as well as the 'low politics' of crime control and the operations of trial-level courts. The book begins in the violent and often authoritarian 1980s in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and spans through the tumultuous 2015 'Guatemalan Spring'; the evolution of Costa Rica's robust liberal judicial regime is traced from the 1950s.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107178328 20170814
Law Library (Crown)
2 volumes (1681 pages) : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
leaves 57-62 ; 28 cm
Law Library (Crown)
144 pages ; 25 cm
  • Origin and historical development
  • Present institutional framework : the Andean community and the Andean integration system
  • The results of the process
  • CAN challenges
  • Appendix: [Official codified text (approved 2003) of the Cartagena Agreement].
Law Library (Crown)
293 pages ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
268 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Green Library
x, 376 pages ; 25 cm
  • Foreword / Manuel Cepeda Espinosa
  • Comparative constitutional law in Latin America : an introduction / Rosalind Dixon and Tom Ginsburg
  • Constitution making and constitutionalism in Latin America : the role of procedural rules / Gabriel L. Negretto
  • Constitution making and constituent power / Joel Colâon-Râios
  • A critical mapping of transitional justice in Latin America / Lucas Lixinski
  • Constitutional revolution in the Andes? / Zachary Elkins
  • The new "Bolivarian" constitutions : a textual analysis / Mark Tushnet
  • Looking beyond the constitution : the social and ecological function of property / Helena Alviar Garcia
  • Equality / Roberto Gargarella
  • Modes of disestablishment in Latin America / Julieta Lemaitre
  • Judicial role and the limits of constitutional convergence in Latin America / David Landau
  • Ambitious constitutions : prominent courts / Oscar Vilhena Vieira
  • Between power and submissiveness : constitutional adjudication in Latin America / Raul A. Sanchez Urribarri
  • The institutional limits of inter-American constitutionalism / Alexandra Huneeus
  • The constitutional protection of economic and social rights in Latin America / Carlos Bernal
  • The "economic constitutions" of Latin America : between free markets and socioeconomic rights / Javier Couso.
This book provides unique insights into the practice of democratic constitutionalism in one of the world's most legally and politically significant regions. It combines contributions from leading Latin American and global scholars to provide `bottom up' and `top down' insights about the lessons to be drawn from the distinctive constitutional experiences of countries in Latin America. In doing so, it also draws on a rich array of legal and interdisciplinary perspectives. Ultimately, it shows both the promise of democratic constitutions as a vehicle for social, economic and political change, and the variation in the actual constitutional experiences of different countries on the ground - or the limits to constitutions as a locus for broader social change. This book presents new perspectives on recurrent topics and debates that enrich comparative constitutional law in other regions of the world, both in the Global South and the Global North. The fine-tuned, in-depth approach of the contributors brings rigorous scholarship to this institutionally diverse and significant region, illuminating the under-explored relationship between constitutionalism, politics, ideology and leadership. This unique and challenging study will prove to be an indispensable tool, not only for academics interested in Latin America but for comparative constitutional law scholars across the globe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785369209 20170807
Law Library (Crown)
xxviii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Foreword / António Gomes
  • Presentation / Vinícius Marques de Carvalho
  • New competition policy in Mexico / Carlos Mena Labarthe
  • New competition policy in Argentina / Julián Peña
  • New competition policy in Paraguay / Cynthia Andino
  • Antitrust compliance programs : the Brazilian experience / Marcela Mattiuzzo
  • The dissemination of the competition culture in Brazil : the role played by civil associations / Eduardo Caminati Anders & Guilherme Teno Castilho Missali
  • Trends and developments in competition advocacy in Latin America / Martha Martínez Licetti, Lucía Villarán & Tanja Goodwin
  • Pro-competitive regulatory assessment in Latin America / Ania Thiemann, James Mancini & Rosana Aragón Plaza
  • Bid rigging in public procurement in Colombia : evolution and challenges / Germán Enrique Bacca Medina
  • Predatory pricing policy for Latin American emerging economies / Pablo Márquez
  • Bid rigging in Ecuador / David A. Sperber
  • The case of automotive market in a special customs area of Argentina / Alejandro Lucero & Fabián Pettigrew
  • Exchanges of information in competition law : the Chilean (incipient) experience / Javier Tapia & Vanessa Facuse
  • Ten years fighting cartels : the case of El Salvador / Aldo Henrique Cáder Camilot
  • The use of indirect evidences in the fight against cartels in Brazil / Paulo Burnier da Silveira & Pablo Reja Sánchez
  • Shareholders' damage claims against company directors for antitrust violations? : the Japanese experience and possible lessons to Brazil and Latin America / Amanda Athayde
  • The relation between antitrust and intellectual property law on CADE's case law / Ana Frazão & Angelo Gamba Prata de Carvalho
  • Merger control in Mexico : development and outlook / Francisco Javier Núñez Melgoza
  • Regional coordination in cartel investigations : the liquid oxygen case / Pierre Horna
  • The defense of competition in Mercosur / Eugênia Cristina Nilsen Ribeiro Barza & Marcelo Cesar Guimarães
  • Implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership for competition policy / Martha Martínez Licetti, Graciela Miralles Murciego & Guilherme de Aguiar Falco.
"[This book] analyzes new competition laws and reforms in Latin America and provides an overview of the interface between competition law and other public policies. The Latin American countries, both individually and as a community, are poised to become increasingly important in the international recognition and enforcement of competition law. Recent policy developments in this region are particularly instructive on cross-border mergers and international cartel investigations. Although this book's focus is on Latin America, its...exploration of areas such as information exchange among competition authorities, compliance, settlements and remedies are of great value and interest to competition lawyers and policymakers worldwide."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
333 pages ; 23 cm
Green Library
viii, 299 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Across Latin America, indigenous women are organizing to challenge racial, gender, and class discrimination through the courts. Collectively, by engaging with various forms of law, they are forging new definitions of what justice and security mean within their own contexts and struggles. They have challenged racism and the exclusion of indigenous people in national reforms, but also have challenged `bad customs' and gender ideologies that exclude women within their own communities. Featuring chapters on Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico, the contributors to Demanding Justice and Security include both leading researchers and community activists. From Kichwa women in Ecuador lobbying for the inclusion of specific clauses in the national constitution that guarantee their rights to equality and protection within indigenous community law, to Me'phaa women from Guerrero, Mexico, battling to secure justice within the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for violations committed in the context of militarizing their home state, this book is a must-have for anyone who wants to understand the struggle of indigenous women in Latin America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813587936 20170731
Green Library
2 volumes ; 24 cm
  • Volume 1. Contexto General del Sector Energético
  • El marco regulatorio del desarrollo energético sostenible / Víctor Rafael Hernández-Mendible
  • La Carta Internacional de la Energía: antecedentes, realidades y oportunidades para América Latina / Juan Felipe Neira Castro
  • El derecho humano de acceso a la energía eléctrica: fundamentos jurídicos y desdoblamientos en el derecho brasileño / Daniel Wunder Hachem, Luzardo Faria
  • Marco Internacional de los Hidrocarburos
  • Tendencias transnacionales en la reglamentación del sector de hidrocarburos. La hibridación del derecho estatal y el derecho transnacional del petróleo / Julián de Cárdenas Carcía
  • Contratos petroleros en América Latina: una introducción / Sheraldine Pinto Oliveros
  • Reformas y contrarreformas energéticas: los casos de Venezuela y Brasil / Henry Jiménez Cuanipa
  • Dominio originario y dominio eminente: a propósito del artículo 124 de la Constitución Nacional argentina / Estela B. Sacristán
  • Rregulación de la Energía por los Países
  • La regulación del sector energético en Argentina
  • La regulación del sector eléctrico en Argentina / Julio C. Durand
  • La regulación de la industria eléctrica en la República Argentina / Roberto Pablo Sobre Casas
  • La regulación de las energías renovables en Argentina / Ezequiel Cassagne
  • A propósito de las energías renovables: la bioenergía en la República Argentina / Martín Galli Basualdo
  • Régimen jurídico del petróleo en Argentina / Ignacio M. de la Riva
  • Breve panorama de la regulación del transporte y la distribución de gas natural en la República Argentina / Pablo E. Perrino, Ana Patricia Guglielminetti
  • La regulación del sector energético en Brasil
  • Regulación del sector eléctrico brasileño / André Saddy
  • El marco regulatorio del petróleo y el gas en Brasil / Floriano de Azevedo Marques Neto, Marina Fontdo Zago
  • Petróleo y soberanía energética en Brasil / Gilberto Bercovici
  • El régimen jurídico de la industria del gas natural en Brasil / Vitor Rhein Schirato
  • La regulación del sector energético en Colombia
  • Los modelos de regulación de electricidad en América Latina y en particular el modelo de Colombia / Luis Ferney Moreno Castillo
  • Regulación petrolera en Colombia: entre la seguridad jurídica y la adaptación a las coyunturas del sector / Margarita Teresa Nieves Zárate
  • La regulación de los hidrocarburos gaseosos (gas) / Juanita Hernández Vidal
  • La regulación del sector energético en Chile
  • Derecho eléctrico en Chile: bases fundamentales / Alejandro Vergara Blanco
  • Marco regulatorio de los hidrocarburos en Chile / Juan Francisco Mackenna
  • La regulación del sector energético en Ecuador
  • El régimen regulatorio económico del sector eléctrico ecuatoriano / Pablo Morales
  • La regulación de la actividad energética en Ecuador / Leonardo Sempértegui Vallejo.
  • Volume 2. Regulación de la Energía por los Países (cont.)
  • La regulación del sector energético en México
  • La nueva organización administrativa en materia energética / Luis José Béjar Rivera
  • Competencia económica y sector energético / Josefina Cortés Campos, Eduardo Pérez Motta
  • La nueva regulación del sector eléctrico en México. Una visión panorámica de su marco jurídico / Carlos A. Villanueva Martínez
  • La regulación de los hidrocarburos líquidos (petróleo) en México / José Luis Herrera Vaca
  • La regulación del sector energético en Perú
  • Las bases generales del régimen eléctrico peruano / Alvaro Klauer D'Acunha, Giancarlo Vignolo Cueva, Orlando Vignolo Cueva
  • Poder regulador para diversificar la matriz energética de Perú / Pedro Gamio Aita
  • Una visión general del sector de gas natural y del régimen aplicable al servicio público de distribución de gas natural por red de duetos en el ordenamiento peruano / Ramón Huapaya Tapia , Lucio Andrés Sánchez Povis
  • La regulación del sector energético en Uruguay
  • Marco jurídico de la generación de electricidad a partir de fuentes renovables / Cristina Vázquez Pedruozzo
  • Energías, ambiente y responsabilidad social
  • La regulación ambiental en el sector energético: una visión desde el contexto venezolano / José Luis Villegas Moreno
  • El impacto ambiental del sector energético: efecto invernadero y cambio climático / Alexandra Palmieri Di Iuro
  • Responsabilidad social empresarial y sostenibilidad en el sector energético. Construyendo el futuro / Sandra Patricia Orjuela Córdoba
  • Estados Unidos y Centro américa
  • Regulación de electricidad en Estados Unidos / Luisa Fernanda Elkins
  • Regulación de electricidad en el mercado eléctrico regional de América Central / Rodrigo Rodríguez Jaramillo.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Green Library