American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man (Bogota, 1948)
The OAS Department of International Law also includes information about Treaty Status
The text and status of the following multilateral human rights treaties can also be found at the website of the OAS Department of International Law:
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights , created in 1959 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., promotes and protects human rights in the Americas. The website of the IACHR, under the heading Cases, links to an informational brochure about human rights in the Inter-American system and to forms and instructions for filing a petition alleging human rights violations.
The Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (2013) are available at the Commission website.
The Mabie Law Library collection includes some books about the Inter-American system.
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights was begun in 1979 to interpret and enforce the American Convention. The court decides cases referred to it and produces advisory opinions when requested by the OAS and/or member states. The Jurisprudence of the court also includes provisional measures and monitoring compliance with court judgments (click on the Jurisprudence tab, near the top of the page or on Cases in Supervision Stage near the bottom). The website of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights is available in English and Spanish. However, the Spanish language website is more complete; not all of the information there has been translated into English.
The Mabie Law Library contains some books on the Inter-American Court.
OSCAR subject searches
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights : case law and commentary, Burgorgue-Larsen (2011)
The Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights, Faundez Ledesma (2008)
Basic documents pertaining to human rights in the Inter-American system (updated to 2007)
La Convencion Americana: Vida, Integridad Personal, Libertad Personal, Debido Proceso Y Recurso Judicial, Cecilia Medina Quiroga (2005, readable online)
The Inter-American Yearbook on Human Rights (1980s - 2012)
La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, Un Cuarto de Siglo: 1979 - 2004
The Inter-American System of Human Rights, Harris and Livingstone (1998)
Human Rights: The Inter-American System, vols. 1-6 (1982-1993)
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Davidson (1992)
The Inter-American System: Treaties, Conventions & Other Documents (1983)
Practice and procedure of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Pasqualucci
NB: this was published before the current rules of procedure
Note: Mabie materials on the Inter-American system are classified KDZ and found in Compact Shelving.
There are several places to look for journal literature on international human rights topics. Full-text databases include:
Bibliographic databases include:
Bibliographic databases provide a citation. Use the Journal Finder, on the law library homepage, to determine whether Santa Clara has a print or electronic subscription to the journal in which the article appears.
New York University
International Human Rights
Inter-American Commission and Court tab
University of Ottawa
Inter-American Human Rights System
University of Texas, Tarlton Law Library
The Inter-American System
Wilson, Richard J. "Researching the Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: A Litigator's Perspective." American University International Law Review 10, no. 1 (1996): 1-17.
International Justice Research Center (ihrlaw.org)
University of Minnesota Human Rights Library, Inter-American Court of Human Rights
The Inter-American Human Rights Database, from Washington College of Law, American University, contains documents since the Commission's 1st session, in 1960, including Annual Reports, Reports on Sessions, and Special Reports.