Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Antkowiak & Gonza: The American Convention on Human Rights: Essential Rights

Thomas M. Antkowiak (Seattle Univ. - Law) & Alejandra Gonza (Univ. of Washington - Law) have published The American Convention on Human Rights: Essential Rights (Oxford Univ. Press 2017). Here's the abstract:
This book offers a thorough, critical, and accessible analysis of the American Convention on Human Rights which is the main human rights treaty of the Americas. The authors closely review the jurisprudence and the binding judgments of the two institutions charged with interpreting the Convention: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.They focus on the rights most developed by the Court and Commission, namely the rights to equality, life, humane treatment, personal liberty, property, due process and judicial protection, as well as the freedom of expression and reparations. They examine the case law with a victim-centered lens while identifying key jurisprudential developments, discussing critical areas that lack consistency and rigor, and proposing alternative conceptual approaches.