IACHR: Study on the pace of adjudication of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

The report “Maximizing Justice, Minimizing Delay: Streamlining Procedures of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights” is the result of two years of the Clinic’s work based on statistical analysis and interviews on the duration of the procedure of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. It contains a serious and profound diagnosis of the current backlog and delay in the processing of cases and petitions pending and/or resolved by the IACHR over the last fifteen years. The Clinic presented the results of its study in a meeting with the Inter-American Commission in Washington, DC, in March 2012.

Students before IACHR
Professor Dulitzky and Human Rights Clinic students Mariel Pérez Santiago, Hannah Zimmermann, and Andrew Nicholson (left to right) present a report to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, DC in March 2012.