Not Ghosts but Human Beings: Human Rights of Persons With Albinism

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Albinism, a rare genetic condition affecting one in 17,000 people worldwide, is characterized by limited or nonexistent pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes. Persons with albinism experience increased susceptibility to skin cancer, vision impairment, and, discrimination that stems from societal misunderstandings of the condition’s cause; in parts of Africa, persons with albinism often experience […]

Belgium Mulls Allowing Children to Choose Death

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Belgium is currently considering expanding a 2002 euthanasia law so that chronically ill children would be granted the right to choose to die. This proposed legislation has raised concerns from many groups about the implications of such legislation on the quality of care available to children and the potential exploitation of chronically ill children for […]

Italy’s Return of Asylum Seekers to Greece Raises Human Rights Concerns

Arrested migrants in a detention center in Evros, Greece. Photo by Ggia

  The Italian government has recently instituted a policy of returning asylum-seekers back to abusive conditions in Greece without reviewing their claims, an approach in conflict with both national and international obligations. Italy has continued to pursue this policy of summary return of both Greek asylum seekers and persons from northern Africa who originally were […]

Situación de los Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres y Niñas en El Salvador

Periodo de Sesiones 147, Audiencia de la Comisión. Foto por la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos.

English version available here. Comisionados: Rose Marie Belle Antoine, Rosa-Maríe Ortiz, Tracy Robinson Peticionarios: Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local del El Salvador; Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto Terapéutico, Ético y Eugenésico de El Salvador; IPAS Centroamérica; Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)   País: El Salvador (los representantes del gobierno estaban […]

Situation of Human Rights of Women and Girls in El Salvador

147th Period of Sessions, Commission Hearing. Photo by Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Versión en español disponible aquí. Commissioners: Rose Marie Belle Antoine, Rosa-Maríe Ortiz, Tracy Robinson  Petitioners: Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local del El Salvador; Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto Terapéutico, Ético y Eugenésico de El Salvador; IPAS Centroamérica; Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) State: El Salvador (representatives of the government were absent) The […]