On Butterflies and Dung Beetles: The Future of Transformative Jurisprudence in Regional Human Rights Courts

This presentation will discuss the implications of current attacks on regional human rights institutions in Europe and in Latin America for the development of transformative jurisprudence. Both the ECtHR and IACtHR have developed significant lines of transformative jurisprudence, yet, they struggle to implement and maintain those convictions in a climate of increasing pushback. Against this background, I will analyze what the ECtHR might learn from the IACtHR, and attempt to map out a future vision of transformative regional constitutionalism.