The everyday presence of the international human rights standard in the Americas: seeing regional and global constitutionalism from a multiscalar perspective.

Multiscalar approaches are used in social sciences to emphasize the dimensions of the local, the regional, the national, the transnational and the international are not regarded as separate levels to be treated independently but, rather, as units in mutually constituting networks. The proposed paper uses a multiscalar approach to deal with how the ‘Inter-American Standard’ has become the unit of multiscalar presence in the everyday life of public law in the Americas.
The Inter-American Standard is the result of an amalgam of treaty law, soft law, case law, and the networking of shared legal spaces through the expansion of a legal discourse that has permeated the region. National and regional courts, NGO’s and Institutions all talk about the Inter-American Standard. But what is its legal nature? Where does it derive its legitimacy? And how does it interact with the everyday life of different epistemic communities within the Latin American geography are questions analyzed and explored.