Human Rights Situation of Adolescent Offenders in Brazil

Commissioners: James L Cavallero, Esmeralda Arosemana de Troitiño Petitioners: Global Justice, Conectas Human Rights, CEDACA, Brazilian Institute of Criminal Science (IBBCRIM) State: Brazil Petitioners from several Brazilian human rights organizations appeared before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to…

Human Rights Situation of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Mexico

Commissioners: Francisco Eguiguren, Esmeralda A. de Trotiño, Paulo Vannuchi, and Paulo Abrao Petitioners: Civil Society Organizations from Mexico State: Mexico Between 2011 and 2016, Mexico received over a 1000% increase in asylum applications from individuals fleeing poverty, violence, corruption, extortion,…

Human Rights Situation of Young People in Guyana

Commissioners: Margarette May Macaulay (Rapporteur of Guyana & Women) and Esmeralda A. de Troitiño (Rapporteur of Children & Young Persons) Petitioners: ChildLinK, Guyana National Youth Council (GNYC), Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) State: Guyana At a hearing before the…

Reports of Trafficking Children and Adolescents in Peru

Commissioners: Margarette May Macaulay, Paulo Vannuchi, Esmeralda A. De Trotino Petitioners: Instituto Promoviendo Desarrollo Social (IPRODES) State: Peru On March 21, 2017 Petitioners, Instituto Promoviendo Desarrollo Social (Institute for the Promotion of Social Development or IPRODES), argued for a stable…

Crisis in the Lake Chad Basin

Reuters has described the displacement of 2.3 million in the Lake Chad Basin as “the most neglected crisis of 2016.” Simon Brooks, head of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)’s delegation in Cameroon, states that the region “has suffered…