viernes, 28 de abril de 2017

Libro: "The American Convention on Human Rights. Essential Rights"

Reporte elaborado por Oswaldo Ruiz-Chiriboga.

Oxford University Press publicó el libro The American Convention on Human Rights. Essential Rights, escrito por Thomas Antkowiak y Alejandra Gonza. Este es el resumen de la obra: 

"This book offers a thorough, critical, and accessible analysis of the American Convention on Human Rights, which is the main human rights treaty of the Americas. The authors closely review the jurisprudence of the two institutions charged with interpreting the Convention -- the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights -- with emphasis on the Court's binding judgments. They focus on the rights most developed by the Court and Commission, namely the rights to equality, life, humane treatment, personal liberty, property, due process and judicial protection, as well as the freedom of expression and reparations. They examine the case law with a victim-centered lens -- identifying key jurisprudential developments, discussing critical areas that lack consistency and rigor, and proposing alternative conceptual approaches. 

Each chapter contains an Introduction to compare the Convention right's formulation with equivalent rights in other major international and regional treaties; a Background section to consider the right's negotiation history; a Scope of Protection section to analyze the right's provisions (paragraph-by-paragraph or topic-by-topic); and lastly, a Limitations section, if applicable, to study any limitations to the right. In addition, the book's Introduction presents an up-to-date overview of the dynamic Inter-American Human Rights System, discussing the System's legal instruments, major institutions, significant impact, critical developments, and current challenges". 

La introducción del libro puede leerse aquí, y el libro puede ser adquirido aquí.

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