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The Access of Individuals to International Justice
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The Access of Individuals to International Justice

Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade

Abstract

The right of access to justice, at national and international levels, is a fundamental cornerstone of the protection of human rights. It conforms a true right to the Law. Such right, lato sensu, amounts to the right to the realization of justice. In such understanding, it comprises not only the formal access to a tribunal or judge, but also respect for the guarantees of due process of law, the right to a fair trial, and to reparations (whenever they are due), and the faithful execution of judgments. The right to an effective domestic remedy is a basic pillar of the rule of law in a democratic ... More

Keywords: right of access to justice, right to the Law, realization of justice, right to an effective remedy, guarantees of due process of law, right of international individual petition, integrity of international jurisdiction, jus cogens

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199580958
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580958.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade, author
Judge of the International Court of Justice

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