This article focuses on the fate of street children and interactions between
street children and international law and international institutions. The
landmark November 1999 decision of the Inter-American Court of
Human Rights, Villagrdn Morales v. Guatemala, provides the basis for
this article. Villagrdn Morales was the very first case in the history of
the Inter-American Court where the victims of human rights violations
were children, and the first case ever involving street children before an
international adjudicatory body. This article examines the significance of
this decision for street children.
Ewelukwa, Uché U.
"Litigating the Rights of Street Children in Regional or International Fora: Trends, Options, Barriers and Breakthroughs,"
Yale Human Rights and Development Journal:
1, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yhrdlj/vol9/iss1/3