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
Date Written: March 2009
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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