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Primer on the Inter-American Human Rights System

Clearinghouse Review, Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, Vol. 42, No. 11-12, March-April 2009

17 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2010  

Caroline Bettinger-Lopez

University of Miami - School of Law

Date Written: March 2009

Abstract

While U.S lawyers face significant limitations in using international human rights law in domestic practice, human rights law can be a useful element in a U.S. lawyer's toolkit. Poverty and civil rights lawyers can use the Inter-American Commission in a variety of ways, through direct participation in the system itself and by using it to bolster advocacy in the United States. These avenues allow advocates to explore new possibilities to bring human rights home.

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Bettinger-Lopez, Caroline, Primer on the Inter-American Human Rights System (March 2009). Clearinghouse Review, Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, Vol. 42, No. 11-12, March-April 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1550865

Caroline Bettinger-Lopez (Contact Author)

University of Miami - School of Law ( email )

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305-284-5923 (Phone)

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