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The Inter-American Court of Human Rights : case-law and commentary

Burgorgue-Larsen, Laurence

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  • Creator Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen and Amaya Ubeda de Torres ; translated by Rosalind Greenstein ; foreword by Sergio García Ramírez
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Physical Details
    • lix, 886 pages ; 26 cm
  • ISBNs 0199588783, 9780199588787
  • OCLC ocn646393943


  • This book provides a reference guide to the case law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Structured in two parts, it covers the case law on jurisdiction and procedure before the Court and the case law on the scope of particular rights, drawing comparisons with the case law of the European Court of Human Rights.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [851]-867) and index.
  • Translated from the French.


  • Pt. I. Procedural guarantees -- The optional contentious jurisdiction of the Court -- The indirect contentious jurisdiction of the Court -- The jurisdiction ratione materiae of the Court -- Advisory jurisdiction -- Determination of victims -- Exhaustion of domestic remedies -- The powers of the Court to interpret and revise its judgments -- The powers of the Court to monitor compliance with its judgments -- The right to order provisional measures -- The right to determine reparations -- The right to ad intra enforcement of the Convention -- Pt. II. Substantive guarantees -- The right to life and the death penalty -- Forced disappearance -- Extrajudicial executions -- Right to personal integrity -- The rights of the child -- Women's rights -- Worker's rights -- The rights of detainees -- The rights of indigenous peoples -- The right to the freedom of thought and expression -- The right to nationality -- Political rights -- Economic and social rights -- The right to due process -- The right to an effective remedy -- The right to the truth