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The Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review held a Symposium during the Fall of 2014 entitled "Strategic Litigation in the International Human Rights System: Why, How, and with What Results?"

The symposium featured four distinguished speakers actively engaged in litigation before various international human rights bodies and was moderated by Cesare Romano, Professor of Law and the W. Joseph Ford Fellow at Loyola Law School. The speakers explored the increasing use by an expanding number of non-governmental organizations and law school clinics in particular of the Inter-American system of protection of human rights, and shared their first-hand experiences.

Panelists (from left)

  • Moderator: Cesare Romano - Professor of Law, W. Joseph Ford Fellow and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • Viviana Krsticevic - Executive Director at the Center for Justice and International Law in Washington, D.C.
  • Bernard Duhaime - Faculty of Law and Political Science at the University of Québec
  • Jessica Peake - International Human Rights Law Program Manager at UCLA School of Law
  • Veronica Aragón - Deputy Director, International Human Rights Clinic and Adjunct Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles


On the occasion of the symposium, the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review launched a new website (pictured). The website is the result of a multi-year long-term research project led by Professor Romano and run by a selected group of students of the International and Comparative Law Review. It features a comprehensive collection of concise but detailed summaries in English of all cases decided by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; a searchable database of comprehensively coded decisions; and country profiles that help the users put the various decisions in their wider context. It is the only website of this kind, and it aims to become a one-stop source for essential information about the Inter-American Court for scholars (legal and political scientists), as well as practitioners all around the world.

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