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Global Insider: Inter-American Commission Reforms Seek to Change a Mixed System

Monday, March 11, 2013

Last year, the Organization of American States (OAS) voted to begin reforming the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, its multilateral forum for investigating human rights conditions, with Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA) countries led by Venezuela and Ecuador putting forward a number of reform proposals. In an email interview, Christina Cerna, a former human rights specialist at the commission who is currently a visiting scholar at the George Washington Univerity Law School and an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University School of Law, explained the commission’s history and prospects.*

WPR: How well does the Inter-American system function at present in terms of impartially protecting human rights in the Americas? ...

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