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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Secretariat: Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR)

Pablo Saavedra Alessandri

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 29 June 2022

Deliberation and drafting — Case management — Administrative organization — Registry

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 The American Convention on Human Rights (1969) (‘Convention’) created the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) (‘Court’). The Convention entered into force on 18 July 1978 and the court began to function in September 1979. It has jurisdiction in over 20 of the 35 Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS). 2 The Court is composed of seven judges elected by the OAS General Assembly for a term of six years, and who may be re-elected only once (Election of Judges: Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR)). The judges are not elected on...
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