Overview of the Project

The Inter-American Human Rights Network is an international research project which seeks to examine the development and impact of the regional human rights system of the Americas.

The Network’s principal purpose is to foster and coordinate collaborative research into the operations, structure, policies, rulings and recommendations of the Inter-American Commission and Inter-American Court, which together make up the Inter-American Human Rights System (IAHRS). Conclusions drawn from this work will not only provide timely input into contemporary policy discussions, they will also make an important scholarly contribution by providing new theoretical perspectives for understanding the successes and failures of the IAHRS.

The Inter-American Human Rights Network and the materials on this website are supported by an International Network grant awarded by the Leverhulme Trust for a two-year research project (June 2014 – June 2016) entitled ‘The Inter-American Human Rights System: Assessing its Development and Impact’.