The Human Rights Regime in the Americas

Overview
  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-ISP
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University Press
    VOLUME:
    Policy Brief No. 3, 2008
    TITLE:
    The Human Rights Regime in the Americas
    AUTHORS:
    by Nicholas Turner, Vesselin Popovski, Thomas Karl Wagner and Greg Lowden
    PUB DATE:
    2008•12•27
    ISSN WEB:
    1814-8026
    ISBN 13:
    978-92-808-3055-2
    COPYRIGHT:
    United Nations University
    COPYRIGHT YEAR:
    2008

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    This policy brief examines the context, development and future of the human rights regime in the Americas—a region where people in many states have suffered brutal repression on a massive scale. It argues that the changing nature of human rights violations in Latin America demands a refocusing of international and domestic policies, building state capacity and improving the implementation of judicial reforms. The significant progress achieved in protection of civil and political rights should inspire and guide strategies to promote economic, social and cultural rights.