Introduction to the American Convention on Human Rights: Essential Rights
The American Convention on Human Rights: Essential Rights (Oxford Univ. Press), 2017
39 Pages Posted: 16 May 2017 Last revised: 11 Aug 2017
Date Written: May 8, 2017
This Introduction presents the Inter-American Human Rights System’s impact, primary legal instruments, and its two key institutions, the Inter-American Court and Inter-American Commission. Next, we synthesize crucial developments in the System’s jurisprudence and briefly refer to several of our critiques and alternative conceptual proposals - all of which are elaborated in our book. Finally, we outline the structure and methodology of the rest of our book.
Keywords: American Convention on Human Rights, Inter-American human rights system, Inter-American Court, Inter-American Commission, international human rights, Latin America
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