IJ №2 (10) 2014
Positive obligations in the practice of the Inter-American Human Rights system


This article presents a broad enough view. On the one hand, consider the specific content of the American Convention on Human Rights as an international treaty and its interpretation of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. In this context, will highlight the content, scope and, most importantly, the legal consequences arising from the general obligation of States enshrined in Article 2 in conjunction with Article 1(1) of the Convention in national measures. On the other hand, the article provides an overview of the legal positions of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights aimed at expanding the obligations of States – members of the Convention by a wide range of additional, specific commitments.

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