Episode eighteen: Is a convergence between the Inter-American and European Courts of Human Rights in sight?

At this stage in the series, you probably have gained some understanding about the way the two courts operate. Both have the same task of applying human rights conventions, especially in cases brought by individuals. However, they work rather differently.

In this podcast, I contemplate the possibility that they may converge more in the future. How would this happen? One risk is that the resolutely pro-homine (for-the-human-being) approach of the Inter-American Court would lead states party to the American Convention on Human Rights to want to diminish its power. So, is the Inter-American Court strong enough to resist such pressure?

[podcast]https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/humanrights/files/2015/05/hrm18_whats_the_future_of_the_Inter-American_Court-2fav35d.mp3[/podcast]

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