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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Interpretation of Judgments: Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR)

Lucas Carlos Lima

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 29 January 2023


Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 When a judgment is rendered by an international court, it is expected that it shall be clear and understood by the parties with the purpose of fulfilling its role of settling disputes. International adjudicative bodies are under the general requirement to state the reasons of a judgment, the so-called devoir de motivation (Duty to Give Reasons). Yet, parties can still disagree in relation to the meaning and the scope of a judgment binding upon them. The legal remedy for these situations is the request for interpretation of the judgment by the same adjudicative...
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