Comparative study of how the Supreme Courts of Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and the Constitutional Court of Colombia have reacted to the “control of conventionality” doctrine of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The analysis uses the following variables: the meaning of constitutional provisions about the reception of international norms by domestic law; the status of international treaties of human rights in domestic law; the direct effect of international provisions; and the use of consistent interpretation by courts. The study discovered the following patterns of judicial dialogue between these courts: constitutional clauses opening to international law leads to a change of judicial posture from resistance to engagement or convergence; the constitutional status of international treaties of human rights reinforce their normativity in domestic law and its direct effect; the use of consistent interpretation favors a posture of engagement of the national courts regarding the IACtHR.
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
Procedural details regarding the organization of the 2021 Conference will follow in the months ahead.Join ICON•S