Juan Etcheverry

Juan Etcheverry
Austral University (Argentina) · Departamento de Filosofía del Derecho y Derecho Constitucional

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The purpose of this essay is to shed some light on general and descriptive legal theories—as proposed by H.L.A. Hart. To achieve such a goal, we will highlight some of the hurdles that these theories face by: (i) trying to identify and explain the necessary features of a practice that is considered to be absolutely contingent; (ii) proposing a gene...
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Este artículo busca explicar por qué las expresiones “formalismo” y “activismo” judicial suelen utilizarse como modos antagónicos de descalificar la actividad judicial. Para ello, será necesario aclarar que estas expresiones son usadas con diferentes sentidos en distintos contextos jurídico-profesionales e, incluso, que ellas admiten más de un sent...
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This paper intends to throw light upon some aspects of the debate on the characterization of legal principles and on their differences when compared to rules. Particularly, this analysis proposes differentiating principles from rules by considering the functions they perform in law instead of their structural differences. To achieve this, we distin...
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Si bien hoy es mayoritariamente aceptado que los sistemas jurídicos resultan incapaces de ofrecer para todo caso una única respuesta correcta, todavía es posible (como hacen algunos autores) distinguir entre el plano de la corrección de una decisión jurídica de aquel de su justicia y defender que el derecho sí resultaría capaz de ofrecer un único r...
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The aim of this work is to throw some light upon the compatibility between the rule of law desiderata and the phenomenon of judicial discretion. In order to achieve this, first it is necessary to determine what we understand by the terms "rule of law" and "judicial discretion". In this sense, the conception of judicial discretion that is offered in...
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Con este trabajo se busca clarificar la compatibilidad entre las exigencias del rule of law y el fenómeno de la discrecionalidad judicial. Para llevar a cabo este objetivo será necesario, en primer lugar, establecer qué entendemos por rule of law y por discrecionalidad judicial. Así, por un lado, se propondrá una concepción de la discrecionalidad j...
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The history of the appellate jurisdiction of the United States Supreme Court is, in part, related with the difficulties to decide the volume of cases it receives every year. The purpose of this paper is to show how the incorporation of certiorari solved the excessive workload problem of such court. To achieve this goal, it will be explained how the...
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Con este trabajo se busca mostrar cómo el Tribunal Constitucional de España ha enfrenta-do el desafío de la sobrecarga de trabajo y cuáles han sido los resultados hasta ahora observables de la última reforma sobre el modo en que este tribunal tramita los amparos (realizada en 2007). Con esta finalidad, se explicarán cuáles son los nuevos requisitos...
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This paper seeks to show how the Constitutional Court of Spain has tackled the problem of having an excessive workload, by analyzing the most noticeable results that have been accomplished by the last reform carried out in 2007, with a special emphasis on the way this Court processes the amparo appeals. With this in mind, this paper offers an expla...
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This study is an attempt to defend the notion of the relevance of judicial determination of the law in light of the thesis that there is only one fair answer to every case. An explanation is given on the role of law and morality in the regulation of social life that recognizes the importance of specific legal and judicial findings. It is also maint...
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This paper proposes to show the benefits of adopting a constitutional model that incorporates fundamental rights and judicial review systems in order to build a democracy respectful of human rights. Such goal will be achieved analyzing the constitutional model adopted by the young republic of East Timor. To that end, first we will explain briefly t...
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This paper proposes to show the benefits of adopting a constitutional model that incorporates fundamental rights and judicial review systems in order to build a democracy respectful of human rights. Such goal will be achieved analyzing the constitutional model adopted by the young republic of East Timor. To that end, first we will explain briefly t...
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This paper proposes to show the benefits of adopting a constitutional model that incorporates fundamental rights and judicial review systems in order to build a democracy respectful of human rights. Such goal will be achieved analyzing the constitutional model adopted by the young republic of East Timor. To that end, first we will explain briefly t...
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It might be thought that if law’s bindingness depends on its moral merit the existence of law turns out to be unnecessary, for morality would be sufficient to organize social life. This article purports to outline an explanation of why the existence of law is still relevant notwithstanding the fact that law’s bindingness depends, to some extent, on...

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