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1 Introduction—Doctrine, Practice, and Advocacy in the Inter-American Human Rights System

James L. Cavallaro, Claret Vargas, Clara Sandoval, Bernard Duhaime, Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Stephanie Erin Brewer, Diana Guzmán, Cecilia Naddeo

From: Doctrine, Practice, and Advocacy in the Inter-American Human Rights System

James L. Cavallaro, Claret Vargas, Clara Sandoval, Bernard Duhaime, Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Stephanie Erin Brewer, Diana Guzman, Cecilia Naddeo

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 April 2021

Subject(s):
Gross violations

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes. This book is about the inter-American human rights system, one of three major regional human rights systems in the world. It combines a comprehensive case-based review of the system’s jurisprudence and procedures with practice-oriented discussions to enable students and practitioners to use the system to address human rights violations in the Americas. The casebook, in addition to using case excerpts from the Inter-American Commission and Court to illustrate the system’s jurisprudence in each area of human rights, employs case studies to survey the real-world impact of the system’s decisions in the countries under its jurisdiction. The book analyzes a wide range of practical issues that advocates face when interacting with the Commission or Court and explores current debates on possible reforms of the system.

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