Although South America is earning international attention as an innovative global leader in various fields, it currently remains a nation steeped in traditional beliefs and practices. Despite prevailing laws against domestic violence, countless Latin American women proceed to be failed by the legal system. As South American society produces its own theory of gender justice, apprised by local realities and universally accepted norms, women's rights advocates and the Supreme Court can represent a decisive role in forming the discourse. Throughout this work, I aim to contemplate the powers of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) towards the implementation of gender justice laws at the national level in South America. More specifically, I will analyze the IACHR’s influence in advancing the implementation of laws prohibiting violence against women (VAW) throughout South America’s various nation-states. Although women movements may have won a case in the IACHR, the harsh reality remains that they are still required to go through yet another battle to make sure those laws are implemented nationally in a nation state as implementation is monopolized by national government. Accordingly, I will follow the latter section with a collection of the best recommended litigative strategies and practices to aid women in implementing their case won at the IACHR within their nation-state.
Therrien-Tomas, Kiana Miss. 2021. "The Powers of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Towards the Implementation of Gender Justice Laws at the National Level in South America." Bridges: An Undergraduate Journal of Contemporary Connections 5, (1). https://scholars.wlu.ca/bridges_contemporary_connections/vol5/iss1/6
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