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UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION VS NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY – THE CASES OF ARGENTINA AND CHILE
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2322-0658
2007 (English)In: Iberoamericana- Nordic Journal of LatinCaribbean Studies. Revista Nordica de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe, ISSN 0046-8444, Vol. XXXVII, no 2, 107-147 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the present climate, the international community needs to look for a new global political balance. For some people, there is an increasing desire for the growth of a world order founded on international legality, the respect for universal human rights and for social/political inclusion. Globalization, it can be said, has placed important limits on domestic democracy, subsequently, the improvement of democracy is now not an internal question just for individual states, anymore, but a matter for international political life. In this respect, the concept of a cosmopolitan democracy or a counter hegemonic globalization are major discussion points in this paper, involving the central idea of a universal jurisdiction on human rights.

 

This article analyses the growing challenge of universal jurisdiction in the process of implementing human rights in a global world. Making special references to Latin American conditions, the article looks at what consequences there are of universal jurisdiction on the limits of, for example, national sovereignty, the notion of a cosmopolitan democracy, the globalization of law and the new role played by non-state actors in the implementation and development of human rights. For this paper, I will show how the cases of Argentina and Chile, are crucial for our understanding of the human rights movement for universal jurisdiction and the struggle against impunity, which has been taking place in Latin America, in recent times.

 

Abstract [es]

Hoy en día, la comunidad internacional necesita encontrar un nuevo equilibrio político. Existe, en parte de la humanidad, un deseo profundo de un orden mundial fundado en el derecho internacional, el respeto a los derechos humanos y la inclusión política y social de los pueblos. Se puede observar que la globalización ha impuesto importantes límites a las democracias nacionales. Como consecuencia de ello, el desarrollo democrático no es sólo ahora una cuestión interna, de cada estado nacional, sino una cuestión que incumbe a toda la comunidad política internacional. En este sentido, el concepto de una democracia cosmopolita y los movimientos por una globalización alternativa son temas esenciales de discusión en este trabajo, a la luz de la idea central de la jurisdicción universal y la implementación de los derechos humanos.

 

Este trabajo intenta analizar el desafío que implica la batalla por la jurisdicción universal en el proceso de implementación de los derechos humanos en un mundo global,  específicamente en el caso de América Latina. También se discuten las consecuencias de la  jurisdicción universal a los límites de la soberanía nacional y los procesos nacionales de justicia, así como la noción de una democracia cosmopolita, la globalización de la justicia y el papel que juegan los nuevos actores no estatales en la implementación y desarrollo de los derechos humanos.

 

En ese sentido los casos de Argentina y Chile son analizados como ejemplos decisivos en la comprensión del movimiento por la jurisdicción universal de los derechos humanos y la lucha contra la impunidad, que ha tenido lugar en los últimos tiempos en América Latina.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Iberoamericana / Vervuert Verlag, 2007. Vol. XXXVII, no 2, 107-147 p.
Keyword [en]
Universal Jurisdiction, International Law of Human Rights, National Sovereignty, Globalization of Law, Non-state actors, Human rights movement, Struggle against impunity, Argentina, Chile.
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Law and Society
Research subject
Public International Law; Legal Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-122365OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-122365DiVA: diva2:866823
Conference
Workshop "Evaluating Measures against Racism and Xenophobia" (WG 4 "Human Rights") and the Collaborative Research Network "Counter-Hegemonic Globalization" (CRN8), at the Joint Meetings of the "Law Society Associations and Research Committee on Sociology of Law of the Intrnational Sociological Association", July 4-7, 2001, Central European University, Budapest, Hungry.
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