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The rights of the child in the case law of the inter-American court of human rights : recent cases.

Butler, Israel de Jesús (2005) The rights of the child in the case law of the inter-American court of human rights : recent cases. Human Rights Law Review, 5 (1). pp. 151-167. ISSN 1744-1021

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Abstract

The present commentary considers two cases decided in 2004 by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (the Court) concerning the rights of the child as protected by Article 19 of the American Convention on Human Rights (the Convention).1 In the first of these cases the Court takes a nuanced approach to Article 19, incorporating its requirements into the other substantive rights of the Convention rather than examining it in isolation. In the second case the Court considers the torture and extrajudicial execution of two minors during an anti-terrorism campaign in Peru in 1991. This judgment reinforces the State's obligation to respect human rights even when combating terrorism, which is pertinent given the current global ‘war’ on terror.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Human Rights Law Review
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School
ID Code: 24114
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 02 Mar 2009 09:46
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:28
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/24114

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