Inter-American Court of Human Rights: a review of practice for 2020

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Author: Edward Jesús Pérez, Oscar Parra Vera

DOI: 10.21128/2226-2059-2021-3-19-58

Keywords: economic, social and cultural rights, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, non-discrimination, State responsibility


This article presents a grasp of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ most important case law of 2020. As is developed within the paper, during 2020, the Court made important developments on Inter-American case-law which will have relevant incidence for the region. Many of the major developments that will be studied in this paper concern the right to nondiscrimination; economic, social and cultural rights; detention conditions, and some important advances on rights protection within the COVID-19 context.

About the authors: Oscar Parra Vera – MSc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice (University of Oxford), Magistrate of the Chamber for the Acknowledgment of Truth, Responsibility and Determination of Facts and Conducts of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia. He served as coordinating attorney at the Secretariat of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Bogota, Colombia
Edward Jesús Pérez – LL.M. in International Law (University of Cambridge), Senior Legal Adviser for Center for Reproductive Rights. He was a lawyer for the Secretariat of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and a professor at the Andrés Bello Catholic University, Bogota, Colombia

Citation: Parra Vera O., Jesús Pérez E. (2021) Mezhamerikanskiy sud po pravam cheloveka: obzor sudebnoy praktiki za 2020 god [Inter-American Court of Human Rights: a review of practice for 2020]. Mezhdunarodnoe pravosudie, vol.11, no.3, pp.19–58. (In Russian).

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