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Challenges to the Inter-American System of Human Rights

This book chronicles how a group of Latin American human rights organizations worked together to develop new strategies monitor the so-called “strengthening process” of the CIDH.


In recent years, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has been intensively debating its role and authority. Several States raised the need to reevaluate the work of the institution in light of the current reality of the region. In addition to discussions on their tools, their strategic agenda and their thematic priorities were questioned. It was a complex process, due to the diversity of stakeholders involved, in which some legitimate criticisms of the work of the IACHR were mixed with proposals that put at risk several of its essential faculties and its own autonomy and independence.

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