Domestic legal traditions and states’ human rights practices

  title={Domestic legal traditions and states’ human rights practices},
  author={Sara McLaughlin Mitchell and John J. Ring and Mary K. Spellman},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={189 - 202}
Empirical analyses of domestic legal traditions in the social science literature demonstrate that common law states have better economic freedoms, stronger investor protection, more developed capital markets, and better property rights protection than states with civil law, Islamic law, or mixed legal traditions. This article expands upon the literature by examining the relationship between domestic legal traditions and human rights practices. The primary hypothesis is that common law states… 

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