The Inter-American System of Human Rights
Chapter 33 of the SAGE Handbook of Human Rights [Anja Mihr, Mark Gibney], pp. 596-614, 2014
19 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2015 Last revised: 9 Mar 2015
Date Written: July 30, 2014
The Inter-American System of Human Rights, one of the three main regional human rights systems, was created under the auspices of the Organization of American States. This article describes the historical background of the system as well as the principal functions of its main supervisory bodies: the Inter-American Commission and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Keywords: Inter-American System of Human Rights, OAS, IACtHR, IACmHR
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