In The Inter-American Human Rights System as a Safeguard for Justice in National Transitions, Annelen Micus analyzes the importance of the Inter-American Human Rights System for transitional justice processes in Latin America, with a focus on Argentina, Chile and Peru. She examines which factors influence a country's approach in confronting its past and addressing impunity. The emphasis is placed on the way countries may overcome amnesty laws with the support of international law in order to hold perpetrators of grave human rights violations to account. The book's main focus is on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and the impact of its jurisprudence on legal proceedings and political decisions within the national transitional justice processes in the three countries.
About the Author
Annelen Micus, Ph.D. (2013, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg) is working as a Legal Advisor at the Berlin-based European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) on strategic litigation projects concerning accountability for international crimes committed in Latin America by state and non-state actors.
Table of Contents
Excerpt of table of contents:A. IntroductionB. The Duty of States to Investigate and Prosecute under International LawC. Decisions within the Inter-American Human Rights System on Amnesty Laws and the Duty to Investigate and Prosecute1. The Inter-American System for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights 2. Reports by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights3. Judgments of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights4. Critical Appraisal of the Jurisprudence5. ConclusionD. National Law and Practice on Amnesties in Latin America1. The Status of International Law in Latin American Jurisdictions2. Case Study: Argentina3. Case Study: Chile4. Case Study: Peru5. Comparative AnalysisE. ConclusionF. Appendices1. The Inter-American Convention on Human Rights (Excerpt) 2. Amnesty Laws in Latin America (Selection) G. Bibliography