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The Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Case Law and Commentary

ISBN13: 9780199588787
Published: March 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £152.50

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This work offers the first systematic analysis of the case law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to be published in the English language.

The book provides a comprehensive collation and commentary on the jurisprudence of the Court, situating it in the broader context of international human rights law, drawing comparisons in particular with the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. It features coverage of both procedural and substantive human rights law.

Comprehensively indexed and cross-referenced, the book offers for the first time in English ready access to the jurisprudence of one of the major regional human rights courts. It will be of use to the judiciary, human rights practitioners, human rights activists, government institutions, academics, and students alike.

Based on an original French publication, the book has been fully updated and rewritten and includes extensive bibliographies for each of the issues and rights selected for commentary.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Other Jurisdictions , Latin America
Sergio Garcia Ramirez: Foreword
Part I: Procedural Guarantees
Title I: Access to the Court
1: Competence of the Court
2: Admissibility of complaints
Title II: The Court's Powers
3: The Court's powers concerning its own case-law
4: The Courts's powers towards States that are party to a case
Part II: Substantive Rights
Title I: Individual Human Rights
5: Intrinsic human rights
6: Rights pertaining to specific categories of persons
Title II: Rights of Individuals in Society
7: Right to freedom of thought and expression
8: Right to nationality
9: Political rights
Title III: The Right to Rights
10: The right to access a judge
11: Right to the truth