Interpretation of Regional Human Rights Conventions and Originalism: Different Context, Same Myths

Interpretation of Regional Human Rights Conventions and Originalism: Different Context, Same Myths

  • Gonzalo Candia

Abstract

Abstract: Originalismo e interpretazione delle convenzioni sui diritti umani di area regionale: contesti differenti, stessi miti – Both the European and the Inter-American courts of human rights have mostly refused to give an originalist reading to regional human rights conventions. This position is based on a series of misrepresentations concerning the demands of both the interpretative rules of the Vienna Convention of the Law of Treaties and originalism. In this context, the author concludes that a new debate between true originalism and living interpretation must take place within the boundaries of international human rights law.


Keywords: Originalism, Evolving interpretation, Regional human rights courts.

Published
Oct 12, 2017
How to Cite
CANDIA, Gonzalo. Interpretation of Regional Human Rights Conventions and Originalism: Different Context, Same Myths. DPCE Online, [S.l.], v. 31, n. 3, oct. 2017. ISSN 2037-6677. Available at: <http://www.dpceonline.it/index.php/dpceonline/article/view/431>. Date accessed: 18 aug. 2018.
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