Conventionality Control in Parliaments of the Inter-American Human Rights System. Policy Brief Presentation. (Spanish)
The protection of human rights in Latin America requires actions at multiple levels and the Inter-American legislative powers are called to be central actors to achieve this purpose. The Konrad Adenauer Rule of Law Program for Latin America has prepared this policy brief with a preliminary diagnosis of the use of conventionality control in the legislative process. Recommendations are made about why it is necessary and urgent to include the perspective of conventionality control in the legislative process, both in procedural and substantive aspects. Latin American lawmakers are —co-interpreters— of the American Convention on Human Rights and this panel aims to present not only the report but to engage in an open dialogue with the ICON·S academic community to collect suggestions about how the legislative branches of the region can improve their performance of this role.