Parlamenti e Corti nella tutela e nella promozione dei diritti umani: l’esperienza inglese dello Human Rights Act 1998 e della Joint Committee on Human Rights
Parliaments and Courts in protecting and promoting human rights: the English experience of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Joint Committee on Human Rights
The essay focuses on the dialogue between Parliaments and Courts with a particular interest on the role that representative assemblies can play in protecting human rights in relation with the Courts’ activity. Due to their democratic legitimacy, parliaments fulfill a particularly relevant function in protecting and promoting human rights, and they should fulfill it more and more. Hence, the importance in each legal system to define efficient mechanism of parliamentary control on human rights in the light of jurisprudence of the Courts and in particular of the Court of Strasburg. Among the most significant experiences, the English experience and the role played by the Joint Committee on Human Rights in the light of the Human Rights Act 1998 are analyzed.
Keywords: Parliaments; Courts; Human Rights; Human Rights Act; Joint Committee on Human Rights.
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