UCL Faculty of Laws


Recording | The Inter-American Human Rights System as a laboratory of the New Jus Gentium?

23 November 2022, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm

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This lecture is part of the International Law Association (British Branch) Lecture Series

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ILA lecture on 'The Inter-American Human Rights System as a laboratory of the New Jus Gentium? The Legacy of Judge A. Cançado Trindade'

Speaker: Prof. Hélène Tigroudja (Aix-Marseille University)
Chair: Dr Danae Azaria (University College London)

About the Lecture (see link to lecture recording below)

Based on a comparative approach with the two other regional Human Rights Courts (African and European Court), the conference aims to analyze the social, legal and political past and current project of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Deeply influenced by the New Jus Gentium theory of his former Judge and President Antônio Cançado Trindade that places individuals - and among them, the most vulnerable - at the center, foundation and end of the international legal order, the Inter-American Court has developed an impressive pro persona interpretation of the American Convention on Human Rights. The conference will also explore the external and internal challenges faced by the mechanisms: some are common to other human rights bodies but other are specific to the continent.

About the Speaker

Hélène Tigroudja is Prof. at Aix-Marseille University (Law School) and Director of the Master 2 of Public International Law. She is also Global Hauser Professor at New York University and current Member of the UN Human Rights Committee. Among other publications focused on international human rights law and public international law, she is the co-author with Prof. L. Hennebel of The American Convention on Human Rights. A Commentary (OUP, 2022, 1704 p.) and she is co-writing the New Rhetoric of Human Rights. Treatise of International Human Rights Law (to be published in 2023 (CUP).

Watch the recording of this talk

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