The Inter-American Human Rights System: An Effective Institution for Regional Rights Protection?

@article{Shaver2009TheIH,
  title={The Inter-American Human Rights System: An Effective Institution for Regional Rights Protection?},
  author={Lea Shaver},
  journal={Washington University Global Studies Law Review},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={639-676}
}
  • Lea Shaver
  • Published 2009
  • Political Science
  • Washington University Global Studies Law Review
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