Systemic Interpretation of International Human Rights Law in the Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

This research brief proposes a critical legal analysis of the systemic integration of the corpus juris of international human rights law, as a hermeneutical tool able to deliver a more effective and comprehensive protection of human rights. In this sense, this study is based on the critical analysis and deconstruction of the interpretative methods applied by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights while interpreting the American Convention on Human Rights. It focuses on how this regional tribunal has broadened or expanded the scope of protection afforded in international human rights law to the recognized rights, by means of interpreting them under the light of the pro homine principle, which allocates the human person at the center of international law.

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