La réinterprétation en droit interne des conventions
internationales sur les droits de l'homme.
Le cas de l'intégration de la Convention des droits de l'enfant dans les droits nationaux en Amérique latine.

Abstract : The United Nations adopted the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (ICRC) on
November 20th 1989. In Latin America, it has caused an upheaval in that area of law. The ICRC has
been incorporated in national legislations and has become, in ten years, the benchmark for the area of
child's rights and related-law on the continent. A group of Latin-American lawyers has introduced a
new interpretation of the ICRC that leverages this international legal instrument to strengthen
democracy. The “doctrine of integral protection”, elaborated by these experts, advances new
principles of the Rights of the Child based on the best interest of the child. Their work has been
endorsed by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, by the Committee on the Rights of the Child
of the United Nations and by most national legislations of the continent. However, based on concepts
of utopian law, the theoretical proposition advanced by these Latin-American legal writers does not
render effective the ICRC in countries where the condition of children is often appalling. The gap
between the large number of subjective rights and the actual situation of children demonstrates the
limitations of this ever-growing body of law. As a new element of a legal pluralism, this new
interpretation of the ICRC in Latin America is evidence of the democratisation of the continent and of
the metamorphosis of the rule of law.
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Philippe de Dinechin. La réinterprétation en droit interne des conventions
internationales sur les droits de l'homme.
Le cas de l'intégration de la Convention des droits de l'enfant dans les droits nationaux en Amérique latine.. Droit. Université de la Sorbonne nouvelle - Paris III, 2006. Français. ⟨tel-00089974⟩

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