- Human rights
This chapter begins by critically appraising the efficacy of the inter-American system of human rights and recent shifts in the jurisprudence of the Commission and Court. It then turns to proposals for improving the system’s mechanisms for protecting and promoting human rights. It considers major challenges to the system’s operation and the implementation of such changes, particularly the lack of adequate financial resources and the lack of universal ratification of the American Convention in the Organization of American States. The chapter then discusses the domestic political and legal obstacles to ratifying the American Convention in the United States and Canada, before considering the threat of denunciation by already-ratified states. The chapter concludes by considering various proposals of change and reform, as well as existing political pressures and initiatives that could undermine the system.
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