The Competition is based on a hypothetical case written by experts in the Inter-American human rights legal system and reflects a cutting-edge legal issue currently being debated in the region.
The 2014 Hypothetical Case is available here.
Previous topics have addressed:
- state of emergency
- freedom of speech
- gender discrimination & rape
- freedom of press
- right to life
- fair trial
- labor unions
- indigenous rights
- environment and human rights
- freedom of expression
Previous authors have included:
- Inter-American Commission on Human Rights attorneys
- Former Indigenous Rights Rapporteur to the OAS
- Leaders of prominent NGOs
To read past hypothetical cases, please visit the Past Competitions page and click on the title of the case you would like to read.
OAS & OAS-related information
Organization of American States (OAS)
Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
American Convention on Human Rights:
Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights "Protocol Of San Salvador"
American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man:
Inter-American Human Rights Digest Project
Cases Published By the Inter-American Court on Human Rights
Inter-American Human Rights Database