The Inter-American Human Rights System

Impact Beyond Compliance

  • Par Engstrom

Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Natalia Saltalamacchia Ziccardi, Jimena Álvarez Martínez, Brianda Romero Castelán, María José Urzúa Valverde
    Pages 59-88
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 327-340

About this book


This book critically examines the impact of the Inter-American Human Rights System (IAHRS). Going beyond traditional state compliance models of human rights impact, it develops a contextual understanding of how the IAHRS shapes political struggles between actors and institutions seeking to advance the realization of human rights and those who resist such social and political change. 

Par Engstrom is Senior Lecturer in Human Rights at the Institute of the Americas, University College, UK, and the academic coordinator of the International Network on the Inter-American Human Rights System.


human rights latin america IAHRS compliance domestic human rights politics international law international human rights

Editors and affiliations

  • Par Engstrom
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of the AmericasUniversity College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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