Citizen Action to Prevent Genocide

On April 7, 2014, Bukeni Waruzi from WITNESS led a session on Citizen Action to Prevent Genocide as part of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law’s 20th Anniversary Commemoration for the Rwandan Genocide. Mr. Waruzi began by reflecting on living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo when Rwandan refugees were fleeing the […]

Situation of the Right of Access to Justice and Suspension of Judicial Decisions in Brazil

Crédito Fotográfico: Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

Commissioners: Felipe González, James L. Cavallaro, José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, Emilio Álvarez Icaza (Executive Secretary) Petitioners: Justiça Global / Justiça nos Trilhos / Sociedade Paraense de Defesa de Direitos Humanos / Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente (AIDA) / International Rivers / Terra de Direitos State: Brazil Petitioners representing various Brazilian human rights […]

Human Rights Situation of LGBTI Persons in Belize

Créditos: Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

Commissioners: Felipe González, James L. Cavallaro Petitioners: United Belize Advocacy Movement State: Belize  Petitioners representing the United Belize Advocacy Movement presented their concerns regarding state and private discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons in Belize before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). In their March 28th hearing, Petitioners described several […]

Children Face Atrocities Amidst the Syrian Conflict

Syrian Children of Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, by Caroline Gluck/Oxfam International

As the Syrian conflict enters its third year, the United Nations (UN) estimates that 100,000 people are dead, including an estimated 10,000 children. Children have been at the center of the conflict since the beginning; in 2011, the Syrian Government arrested 15 children for painting anti-government slogans on the walls of a school in Dar’a. […]