En el portal Social Science Research Network (SSRN) publiqué un artículo de mi autoría dedicado a las garantías para la independencia de los jueces de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos. El artículo lleva por título “The Independence of the Inter-American Judge”. Este es el resumen:
“This piece describes and analyzes several safeguards for the independence of the Inter-American judge. It concludes that the system enshrined in the American Convention on Human Rights, the Statute of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Court’s practice are not enough to guarantee the appearance of independence of the Court’s judges. The mayor problem is the process of nomination and election of judges. At both national and international level the process is not clear, transparent, or accountable. Women and ethnical and cultural groups are underrepresented. Judges’ terms of office and the re-election possibilities should be revised. Lastly, some guidelines should be adopted in order to regulate judges’ outside activities, incompatibilities, and disqualifications. All these issues should be addressed by the Organization of American States, States Parties in the Convention, and the Court itself, and this article gives some recommendations in this respect.”
El texto complete del artículo puede encontrarse aquí.