November 19, 2021

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm, Eastern Time

Book Launch: The American Convention on Human Rights: A Commentary

The Human Rights Program is hosting a book launch event which presents an exciting addition to the literature on the Inter-American human rights system. Authored by Ludovic Hennebel and Hélène Tigroudja, and published by the Oxford University Press, this book presents the first comprehensive and systematic article-by-article commentary of the American Convention on Human Rights in English. You can find the book here.


Ludovic Hennebel is professor of international law at Aix-en-Provence Law School of Aix-Marseille University, France, Director of the Institute for International Humanitarian Studies, and an expert Member of the United Nations’ Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. He is also the head of a law firm specializing in human rights strategic litigation.

Hélène Tigroudja is professor of international law in Aix-en-Provence Law School at Aix-Marseille University, France, and the academic director of the LL.M program in international law. She is expert member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee and a former Senior Hauser Fellow at New York University.

Gerald L. Neuman is the Director of the Human Rights Program, and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School. He teaches courses in international human rights law, immigration and nationality law, and U.S. constitutional law.

Dr. Courtney Hillebrecht is the Samuel Clark Waugh Distinguished Professor of International Relations and an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Hillebrecht also serves as the Director of the Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs and the Faculty Coordinator of the William H. Thompson Scholars Program.

Victor Madrigal-Borloz is the United Nations Independent Expert on violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and a senior visiting researcher at the Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program.

From the Publisher:

This book offers an exhaustive and critical analysis of each of the 82 articles of the Convention, covering the substantive elements of the rights and freedoms protected, as well as institutional and procedural aspects. Each chapter contains an introduction and a comparative perspective of the provision commented on; a review of the drafting history of the provision; and a critical commentary on the interpretation of the provision in light of the rich case-law of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

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