Information and resources on the Inter-American System of Human Rights, composed of two principal bodies established by the Organization of American States: the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Each of the tabs listed above provides information and links to key components of the Inter-American System of Human Rights. Explore the history, the institutions and the principal instruments of the Inter-American System. For additional resources, both online and in print, click on Books and more in the box to the left.
If you are particularly interested in the process of the ongoing Strengthening of the Inter-American Human Rights System, explore the links under the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights tab above.
The Inter-American Human Rights Digest Project of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University, Washington College of Law publishes excerpts selected primarily from decisions, reports, and resolutions from the Inter-American Commission and Court. These excerpts are indexed and analyzed according to the terms of the American Convention on Human Rights and the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man. The Digest is available in Spanish only.
The Inter-American Human Rights Database contains documents in English and Spanish from the early years of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Included are annual reports, special country reports and thematic reports.
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This guide was created in March 2013 by Ellen G. Schaffer, Visitiing Librarian, Pence Law Library, Washington School of Law, American University. It was updated in August 2016. If you have questions, suggestions or comments regardiing the guide, you can contact the author at email@example.com.