Cause lawyering et justice collective: L'exemple de l'amparo colectivo en Argentine

Translated title of the contribution: Cause lawyering for collective justice: A case study of the am-paro colectivo in Argentina

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Abstract

This article analyzes the amparo colectivo, a law enacted in Argentina in the early 1990s which permits groups of citizens to sue the State or a private corporation collectively. It describes the history, structure, and limitations of the amparo colectivo, using as illustrations some of the cases in which it has been employed. From a larger perspective, this paper argues that the important role of Argentine cause lawyers in creating, using, and interpreting the amparo colectivo gives them a direct stake in the evolution and preservation of the State and the rule of law in a post-authoritarian society.

Translated title of the contributionCause lawyering for collective justice: A case study of the am-paro colectivo in Argentina
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)659-689
Number of pages31
JournalDroit et Societe
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Argentina
  • Cause lawyering
  • Class actions
  • Justice
  • Lawyers

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