24 May 2018

Articles by Mikael Rask Madsen in International Journal of Constitutional Law

Photo: Ditte Valente

A separate section of the journal is dedicated to a symposium about Comparing regional human rights regimes

The symposium in International Journal of Constitutional Law, volume 16, consists of five other articles, all shedding light on and discuss Regional Human Rights Regimes.

In the first introductory article “Comparative regional human rights regimes: Defining a research agenda”, by center leader and professor Mikael Rask Madsen and co-authored by Başak Çalı and Frans Viljoen is a presentation of a regime-level comparative analysis of the three main regional human rights courts and commissions; Europe, the Americas and Africa. It does so with the aim of laying out why regime level comparative analysis matters and why access, interpretation and remedies offer core markers of a comparative research agenda.

The second article by Mikael Rask Madsen and Alexandra Huneeus “Between universalism and regional law and politics: A comparative history of the American, European, and African human rights systems”, represents the first systematic attempt to compare the institutional histories of the regional human rights systems in Europe, the Americas and Africa.

The final article “Subregional courts in Africa: Litigating the hybrid right to free movement of persons” authored by professor at Duke University, and permanent visiting professor at iCourts, Laurence R. Helfer, offers a unique insight into the African regional human rights courts. His article offers the first analysis of EACJ, ECOWAS Court, and SADC Tribunal decisions concerning the free movement of persons.

Read the articles here.

The “International Journal of Constitutional Law”, Volume 16, Issue 1, was released on May 12, 2018.

Mikael Rask Madsen is Center Director and Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts). Mikael Rask Madsen’s research is focused on globalization and the role of legal institutions and professionals in these processes, including international courts and their evolutions and challenges, the role of legal elites in the globalization, the development of the legal profession and legal knowledge and power.