Inter-American Court of Human Rights practice review

Available in Russian

Authors: Oscar Parra Vera, Patricia Tarre Moser

Keywords: child migrants; extrajudicial executions; forced disappearance; human rights defenders; international responsibility; non-discrimination; sexual violence; subsidiarity; use of force


This review presents an advisory opinion and nine cases decided by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the second semester of 2014. The objective is to introduce some ideas to contextualize the contribution of inter-American jurisprudence on certain issues and their possible use in other regional systems for the protection of rights. These issues include extra-judicial executions and the rights of non-legal immigrants – their children in particular – in conditions of detention. The review focuses mainly in aspects of the decisions that represent a new interpretation of the American Convention on Human Rights.

About the authors: Oscar Parra Vera – MSc Candidate in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Oxford University. Former Junior (2007–2009) and Senior Attorney (2010–2015) at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; Patricia Tarre Moser – LL.M, associate at Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Intern at inter-American Commission on Human Rights.