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Inter-American System of Human Rights: Guide information

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.

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OASEach 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.


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Resources on the Inter-American System of Human Rights

Access articles, books, chapters, podcasts, videos and photos on the Inter-American System.

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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