Latin American Transformative Constitutionalism: Lessons from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

The presentation will focus on the transformative mandate of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in establishing human rights standards, compensating national deficits and fomenting a new dynamic of power among social actors. The IACHR can play an important role in strengthening human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the region. The political, institutional and cultural dimensions of the transformative impact of the Inter-American system as well as its limits and potentialities will also be addressed in the process of paving a Latin American transformative constitutionalism.