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ICJ Judge Cançado Trindade on Access of Individuals to International Justice
5 Jun 2008 -  Judge A. A. Cançado Trindade, International Court of Justice, Former President Inter-American Court of Human Rights
"The Access of Individuals to International Justice"

The consolidation of the right of individual petition (granting locus standi in judicio and jus standi to petitioners) before international human rights tribunals, and the resulting case-law, constitute one of the most remarkable achievements of the evolution of international law in the last six decades (1948-2008),. This shift points to a paradigm change resulting from international law’s current historical process of humanization.