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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Equivalent Protection

Veronika Bílková

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 November 2021

Subject(s):
Human rights — Admissibility — International organizations, procedure

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 The recent expansion of international law and the proliferation of international judicial bodies have increased the chance for individuals to seek some redress for violations of their human rights. The process however also entails risks. These include material fragmentation of international law as well as jurisdictional clashes among international, and also national, judicial bodies. To thwart these risks, or at least moderate their effects, courts have over the years proposed several instruments that should allow them to consider a case without having to...
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