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9 Int'l Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 1 (2020)

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  BRILL                       9 (2020) 1-26                       REVIEW
N IJ H O F F                                                   brill.com/hrlr

The   Interpretation of the American Convention on

Human Rights through the Prism of the United

Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

A Reality, A Promise, A Possibility, orA Problem?

        Francesco Seatzu*
        Full Professor of International and European Law, University of Cagliari,
        Cagliari, Italy


This article considers the Inter American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR)'s and Inter-
American Commission on Human  Rights (IACHR)'s approach to interpreting and ap-
plying the American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR) provisions through the
prism of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and ascer-
tains the features of each convention that supports this approach. It concentrates on
the IACtHR's and IACHR's development and implementation of the principle of the
best interest of the child, and on two specific areas of the IACtHR's and IACHR's juris-
prudence on children's rights - children's migration and trafficking of children - and
concludes with some suggestions as to how this approach might be improved further
in a manner that gives wider scope for the promotion of children's rights and freedoms
in the ACHR contracting states.


American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR) - United Nations Convention on the
Rights of the Child (CRC) - Human Rights; interpretation; Latin America - child
participation - childhood - judicial protection - children's migration - trafficking of

*  JD (Cagliari); PhD (Nottingham).

© KONINKLIJKE BRILL NV, LEIDEN, 2020  DOI:10.1163/22131035-00901007

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