The Inter-American System of Human Rights by David J. HarrisThe Inter-American System of Human Rights by David J. Harris

The Inter-American System of Human Rights

EditorDavid J. Harris, Stephen Livingstone

Hardcover | March 1, 1998

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This book, which can be used as a text for teaching purposes, gives a fascinating, and authoritative treatment both the rights protected by the Inter-American system and of the way in which its institutions work. An important part of the book is a thorough, article by article account of theguarantee in the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man and in the American Convention on Human Rights of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights in the light of the jurisprudence of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of HumanRights, and of the Commission's many country reports on the human rights situation in particular states. There are also chapters on the rights of indigenous peoples, amnesty laws and states of emergencies. The evolution and current methods of work of the Commission and the Court are set out atlength and their achievements are critically assessed. The role of non-governmental organisations is also examined in this context. The book will be invaluable to all those interested in the protection of human rights in the Americas and international human rights law generally.
Professor David Harris is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Nottingham, Dr Stephen Livingstone is a Reader in Law at the same institution.
Title:The Inter-American System of Human RightsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:616 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.46 inPublished:March 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Harris: Regional Protection of Human of Human Rights: the Inter American Achievement2. Farer: The Rise of the Inter American Human Rights Regime: No Longer a Unicorn, Not Yet an Ox3. Cesna: The Inter American Commission on Human Rights: Its Organisation and Examination of Petitions and Communications4. Medina: The Role of Country Reports in the Inter American System of Human Rights5. Trinidade: The Operation of the Inter American Court of Human Rights (1979-1996)6. Shelton: Reparations in the Inter-American System7. Gomez: The Interaction Between the Political Actors of the OAS, the Commission and the Court8. Davidson: The Civil and Political Rights Protected in the Inter-American System9. Craven: The Protection of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights under the Inter-American System of Human Rights10. Hannum: The Protection of Indigenous Peoples in the Inter-American System11. Lutz: Responses to Amnesties by the Inter American System for the Protection of Human Rights12. Fitzpatrick: States of Emergency in the Inter American System13. Trinidade: The Inter American System at the Dawn of a New Century: Recommendations for Improvement of its Mechanism of Protection14. Vivanco and Bhansali: Procedural Shortcomings in the Defence of Human Rights: An Inequality of ArmsAppendices

Editorial Reviews

`Collectively, the essays included in the book under review provide a comprehensive overview of the structure, evolution, practice and case law of the Inter-American Human Rights system ... Considering the expertise of nearly all the authors, evident in the high quality of their wide-rangingcontributions, the book not only opens a window on the system to European readers; it may also be the best English-language treatment available to readers anywhere ... the book is an invaluable contribution to the subject. No serious student of the Inter-American Human Rights system can afford tooverlook it.'Douglass Cassel, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law, The American Jrnl of International Law, Vol 93, 1999