A SYSTEM AT THE VANGUARD: THE EVOLUTION OF WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE INTER- AMERICAN HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEM, 1948-PRESENT

  • Rebecca Smyth

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The inter-American human rights system (IAHRS) has made considerable contributions to advancing women’s human rights in both conceptual and practical terms. This article will provide an overview of key developments in this area of IAHRS jurisprudence over the past seven decades. While attention to women’s human rights was limited in the early years of the system’s operation, since the 1990s it has arguably been at the vanguard of advancing an intersectional feminist approach to international human rights law (IHRL). It will be argued that the IAHRS has taken such an approach to women’s human rights for three main, interrelated reasons: the presence of a dedicated women’s rights body within the IAHRS; the particular socio-political context in which the IARHS has evolved; and the system’s responsiveness to Latin American feminist praxis.




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2022-10-08
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SMYTH, Rebecca. A SYSTEM AT THE VANGUARD: THE EVOLUTION OF WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE INTER- AMERICAN HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEM, 1948-PRESENT. Revista do Instituto Brasileiro de Direitos Humanos, [S.l.], v. 22, p. 269-284, out. 2022. ISSN 1677-1419. Disponível em: <https://revista.ibdh.org.br/index.php/ibdh/article/view/485>. Acesso em: 07 dez. 2022.
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