Preventing and Mitigating Conflicts: Role of the International Courts

On April 11, the United States Institute of Peace, in collaboration with The Hague Institute for Global Justice and Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security, held a panel discussion on the role of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) in addressing and preventing conflicts. The panel, moderated […]

World Bank Funding Fuels Instability and Human Rights Abuses in Honduras

During the funeral, family and friends carry the coffin of a landless peasant killed by paramilitary forces working for landowner Miguel Facussé

In January 2014, the World Bank’s Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) released a report criticizing the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) loan agreement with a Honduran corporation implicated in human rights violations in the country’s Bajo Aguán Valley. The CAO found that the IFC — the World Bank’s private investment arm — ignored its own policies and […]

Human Rights Situation of LGBTI Persons in the Andean Region

Crédito fotográfico: Comisión Inter-Americana de Derechos Humanos

Versión española disponible aquí Commissioners:  Tracy Robinson, José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, Paulo Vannuchi, Elizabeth Abi-Mershed (Assistant Executive Secretary), Fanny Goméz-Lugo (Coordinator of the Rapporteurship on the Rights of LGBTI Persons) Petitioners:  Centro de Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos (PROMSEX) (Peru) / Fundación Equidad (Ecuador) / Fundación Igualdad (Bolivia) On March 28, 2014, […]

Public Polices for Protecting the Human Rights of LGBTI Children and Adolescents in Paraguay

Fotografía: Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

Versión española disponible aquí Commissioners:  Tracy Robinson, José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, Paulo Vannuchi Petitioners:  SOMOSGAY / Federación Paraguaya LGBT / LESVOS   State: Paraguay While the protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBTI) rights is nothing new for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the 150th period of sessions is the […]