Violations, human rights and context: tools to document and investigate

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Violaciones, derechos humanos y contexto

The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Latin-American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO Mexico), have launched a manual (in Spanish) entitled, Violations, human rights and context: tools to document and investigate.

Using simple language and practical examples, the manual seeks to offer professionals working on human rights cases the answers to key questions about the use of context analysis in cases of violations of human rights. These questions include:

  • What is referred to by context?
  • What is context analysis and who is it for?
  • What are the tools and steps necessary for context analysis?

The use of this methodology at international tribunals is not new, but only recently has it begun to take force in Latin America as a tool for use in national tribunals. To date, there are few reference tools focusing on this methodology, particularly in Spanish. This manual seeks to fill a gap that exists in the region by pulling on the Mexican experience and highlighting the tensions inherent in adopting methodologies from international tribunals into national criminal justice. 



This work has been possible thanks to support from the British Embassy in Mexico.