Human Rights Essay Award 2016

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The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is happy to announce the 2016 Human Rights Essay Award topic: Extractive Industries and Human Rights. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to the substantive law relevant to the field. International human rights law can be understood to include international humanitarian law and international […]

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 […]