LA ACTUACIÓN DE LOS JUECES URUGUAYOS EN LA CORTE INTERAMERICANA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS

In 2019, 40 years of the creation of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights are commemorated. During these four decades, three of its ministers have been Uruguayan: Héctor Gros Espiell, Alberto Pérez Pérez and, currently, Jorge Pérez Manrique. The date becomes an opportunity to analyze their participation in the judgments of the regional Court. The objectives set forth then are: a) systematize quantitatively dissident or individual opinions of magistrates Gros Espiell and Pérez Pérez, now deceased; b) try to reflect substantive criteria in those dissident or individual votes; and c) intend to explain if these dissident or particular foundations have their cause in opinions of the constitutional Uruguayan doctrine more accepted or not.
Of these, the study will be restricted to those in which their vote was dissenting or individual under the terms of Article 66.2 of the American Convention on Human Rights.