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Referencing - International Law: Inter-American Court of Human Rights

How do I reference a document from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR)?

This guidance applies whether you found the document in print or online.

case name, | type of document | reference number, | report series | case number | (date)

Footnote and bibliography:
e.g. Juridical Condition and Rights of the Undocumented Migrants, Advisory Opinion OC-18, Inter-American Court of Human Rights Series A No 18 (17 September 2003)

To pinpoint, follow the citation with the paragraph number in square brackets. To pinpoint several paragraphs, insert a dash between the paragraph numbers:
e.g. Juridical Condition and Rights of the Undocumented Migrants, Advisory Opinion OC-18, Inter-American Court of Human Rights Series A No 18 (17 September 2003) [6]

Case name

  • Always give a case name in italics
  • Separate adverse parties with an italic v
  • If multiple parties, name only the first claimant and the first defendant
  • If an individual, don't include forenames or initials.

Report series

Judicial publications of the IACHR are published in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Series A–E. Judgments and decisions are published in Series C. You can find IACHR publications on the IACHR website.

Case number

No punctuation is needed in the case number, even though it is given in the original document. Cite as No 18, not No. 18.

Date

The date is always given in (round brackets).