Freedom from Torture Documents More Torture in Post-War Sri Lanka

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Freedom from Torture has documented an additional forty cases of post-war torture committed in Sri Lanka, thirteen of which were committed as recent as 2013. Ethnic Tamils are predominately the target of acts of torture, sometimes merely based on their perceived connection to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). According to Susan Munroe, Freedom […]

Desafíos y Retos en la Protección de la Mujer de la Violencia 20 Años Después de la Convención de Belém do Pará

Fotographia: Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

Comisionados: Rose-Marie Antoine, Tracy Robinson, James L. Cavallaro, Elizabeth Abi-Mershed (Secretaria Exejutiva Adjunta) Participantes: Amnesty International / Asociadas por lo Justo (JASS) / Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) / Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local, El Salvador / Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) / Comité de América Latina y el Caribe […]

Immigrant Rights’ Coalition Interviews Professor Rathod

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The constantly evolving field of immigration law is an area which often attracts students interested in the domestic side of international human rights issues. Debates around comprehensive immigration reform continue to unfold with no clear outcome in sight, keeping practitioners and students alike on their toes. Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, a student organization of American University […]

Keystone XL Pipeline Poses Significant Threat to Health of Already Vulnerable Communities

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The proposed TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline risks endangering U.S. fresh water sources and the public health of surrounding communities due to probable “dirty” oil spills and the environmental impacts of transporting oil that produces three to four more times greenhouse gas emissions than conventional oil. These adverse consequences will reportedly disproportionately affect the health and […]

El camino hacía la justicia: el caso histórico contra el ex Jefe de Estado de Guatemala

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Hace casi treinta años, el presidente guatemalteco de facto, José Efraín Ríos Montt, condujo al país a través de uno de los períodos más sangrientos de la guerra civil de Guatemala. Ríos Montt—quien ahora tiene 86 años—llegó al poder tras un golpe de estado militar en marzo del 1982, y gobernó al país hasta que […]