Latin America Jurisprudence on International Crimes Study

Funded by: United States Institute of Peace Date Range: 2008-2010 Project Lead: Center for Civil & Human Rights

From 2008-2010, the Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) at the University of Notre Dame and the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF), funded by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), implemented a study of Latin American jurisprudence on international crimes. The study compiled and analyzed the various ways in which domestic legal systems in Latin America have incorporated, developed and modified international criminal law concepts. This important project identified the process by which this incorporation has taken place in a region often characterized by its weak judicial systems. The study, part of a larger project of the Due Process of Law Foundation, was funded by the United States Institute of Peace.