The Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Here you will find official data and available research data on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR).

Official Source

The IACtHR’s webpage provides a database on decisions and judgments, and a database that includes information on compliance with the judgments.


Research Data

Boyum, Naurin and Stiansen have compiled a dataset on judicial behavior and compliance in the Inter American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR). The data includes information on 145 decisions of the Court, the votes and separate opinions of the judges, as well as the judgment’s case history, procedures before the Court, alleged violation by the Inter American Commission of Human Rights, victim data, preliminary objections filed by the respondent state, and amicus curiae briefs. The datset builds on the case summaries produced by the Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (see below). You find the codebook and the data here. Naurin and Stiansen 2017 uses the data to investigate the impact of dissenting opinions on compliance with court rulings.


The Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review’s project called the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Project database and journal seeks to increase access to decisions rendered by the IACtHR. The project produces and publishes detailed summaries of cases rendered by the IACtHR. At present there are 145 case reports, and more will be produced during the coming year. Summaries include descriptions of case facts, procedural history, merits, and states’ compliance with the IACtHR's judgment.


Courtney Hillebrecht (2014) has a dataset on Compliance with Human Rights Tribunals (CHRT), including information on states’ compliance with obligations handed down by the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The dataset seeks to provide data that reflects the fact that states comply with human rights tribunals in part: they comply with some obligations but not with others. Codebook and dataset are available at Hillebrecht’s webpage.


There is also summary data available from the University of Minnesota’s Human Rights Library.


Tags: Human Rights, Human Rights Law
Published Apr. 25, 2017 2:47 PM - Last modified Apr. 25, 2017 2:47 PM