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Estudios constitucionales

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MEDELLIN URQUIAGA, Ximena. Pro personae principle: A critical analysis based on international human rights law. Estudios constitucionales [online]. 2019, vol.17, n.1, pp.397-440. ISSN 0718-5200.

This article proposes a critical review of the doctrinal concept of the pro persona principle, as it has been developed by Latin American legal studies. The central argument is that the conceptualization of this principle must primarily address the logic of its original normative system; that is, international human rights law. The foregoing, in order to enhance the process of reception of international human rights standards in comparative constitutional law, in contrast with a vision that exacerbates normative conflicts between national and international valid and binding sources of law.

Keywords : Pro personae principle; international law; Inter-American Human Rights Court; extensive interpretation; conflicts of laws.

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