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    Exit clauses in regional human rights systems: the socialisation of human rights law at work?

    Cowell, Frederick (2018) Exit clauses in regional human rights systems: the socialisation of human rights law at work? International Organizations Law Review 15 (2), pp. 388-410. ISSN 1572-3739.

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    Abstract

    Regional human rights bodies, such as the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Right, have constituent instruments, which contain clauses allowing states to leave the institution. Given that regional human rights tribunals have the power to issue rulings against states, these clauses have been relatively underused. This paper argues this is due to the socialisation of states with regional human rights regimes. Exit clauses are a reflection of underlying political forces behind a regional human rights bodies’ formation. They also play an important and under examined state socialisation once a state is a member of a regional human rights body.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): European Convention on Human Rights ; Inter-American Court of Human Rights, African Human Rights Commission, state socialisation, obligations in international law, constructivism
    School: School of Law
    Depositing User: Frederick Cowell
    Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2018 14:33
    Last Modified: 12 Feb 2021 14:00
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/22810

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