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date: 17 February 2020

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This chapter examines certain attributes of international human rights courts in order to determine whether they form a distinct judicial system within the budding international legal system. It describes contemporary dedicated and non-dedicated international human rights courts. It then discusses the rationale for international human rights adjudication. It examines the nature and workings of international human rights courts followed by an assessment of the effectiveness of international human rights courts.

Keywords: international human rights courts, international human rights adjudication, judicial system, dedicated human rights courts, non-dedicated human rights courts, effectiveness

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