Since its inception in June 2014, the Inter-American Human Rights Network has carried out a wide range of activities and collaborative research initiatives. Selected highlights of the network’s numerous outputs include:
Mexico Workshop – October 2014
The inaugural workshop of the IAHRN was hosted by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and examined the impact of the IAHRS.
Papers presented at the workshop have subsequently been further developed and will be published as an edited volume of essays in 2016.
Latin American Studies Association (LASA) conference – May 2015
Several IAHRN members participated in an academic discussion to evaluate the impact of the Inter-American Human Rights System during the LASA conference.
The network also held an additional session on the “Impact and Future Directions for the Inter-American Human Rights System” at the Instituto de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe on 29 May. One of the contributions from the invited external scholars and practitioners is included below:
London Workshop – October 2015
This international workshop, held at University College London’s Institute of the Americas, focused on the law and politics of institutional change within the IAHRS.
- ‘Law and Politics of Institutional Change’ Policy Briefing [in Spanish: El Cambio Institucional del SIDH – Informe de Políticas]
Selected papers from this event are currently being compiled into a special edition of the International Journal of Human Rights, which will be published in 2016.
Ghent Workshop – January 2016
The IAHRN held a comparative workshop regarding the impact and operations of regional human rights systems at the University of Ghent’s Human Rights Centre on 29-30 January 2016.
Participants were selected from among the network’s existing membership, as well as scholars who responded to a call for papers issued in late 2015.
- Workshop programme
- Workshop summary document
- Regional Human Rights Systems – Policy Briefing May 2016 [in Spanish: Perspectivas Comparadas sobre Sistemas Regionales de Derechos Humanos]
Washington Policy Roundtable – April 2016
On Sunday 10 April, the IAHRN, together with the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), held a discussion forum in Washington to bring together scholars, practitioners and officials from the IAHRS. Network members presented the findings of their research in order to generate discussions about what a future multi-disciplinary research agenda on the Inter-American System should look like.
- Event rationale and programme
- IAHRN Reflective Report – Washington April 2016 – [in Spanish: IAHRN Documento de Reflexion Abril2016]
Quantitative Research Data on the IAHRS
In the course of their research into the process, effectiveness and impact of the IAHRS, several network members have produced databases of quantitative data regarding the System’s various activities. A selection of these is provided below:
- Civil Society Petitions Data 1999 – 2014: Spreadsheet and Explanatory Note. Compiled by Par Engstrom and Peter Low.
- Friendly Settlement Data 2001 – 2011: Spreadsheet and Explanatory Note. Compiled by Natalia Saltalamacchia, Jimena Álvarez, Brianda Romero and María José Urzúa.
- Compliance with Human Rights Trials Dataset: Spreadsheet and Explanatory Note. Compiled by Courtney Hillebrecht, originally published here.