Children’s Rights and the Media in the Americas

Commissioners respond to important issues surrounding media in the Americas (courtesy of Inter-American Commission on Human Rights)

Commissioners:  Rose-Marie Belle Antoine (President), Rosa Ortiz, José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, Paulo Vannuchi Petitioners: Red Andi América Latina, Dos Generaciones, Civitas, DNI Costa Rica, Agencia Pandi, Cecodap, Fundación Yupana, Equipo Uno, Corporación Raíces, El Abrojo, Global Infancia, Andi Brasil, Eco Jóvenes, Demos, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (RFKHR), Instituto Alana, Intervozes – Coletivo Brasil […]

United States Tobacco Group Implements Child Labor Protections

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Human Rights Watch reports that the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina has implemented a policy that children under sixteen are prohibited from working on tobacco farms. A previous Human Rights Watch report documented how children working long hours on tobacco farms, suffered symptoms similar to nicotine poisoning, specifically “dizziness, headaches, nausea, and vomiting.” United […]

Human Rights Watch Reports on New Bill’s Attempt to Divert Youth from Maximum Security Prisons

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On September 27, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that requires the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to conduct individualized reviews of all those entering prison under 22 years of age to determine whether they could be sent to a lower security facility.  Human Rights Watch asserts that affording these […]

Human Rights of Girls in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Versión en español disponible aquí Commissioners: Jose de Jesus Orosco Henriquez, Rosa Maria Ortiz, Emilio Alvarez Icaza L. Petitioners: Regional office of UNICEF for Latin America and the Caribbean (Officina Regional de UNICEF para Amèrica latina e Caribe) State: Regional Petitioners representing the Regional office of UNICEF for Latin America and the Caribbean asserted, before the […]

Situation of the Right to Life of Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada

Petitioners during the hearing. Photo by Eddie Arrossi, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Commissioners: Dinah Shelton, José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, Tracy Robinson, Rose-Marie Belle Antoine Petitioners: Native Women´s Association of Canada (NWAC), Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) Country: Canada The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) heard testimony at a hearing on March 12, 2013, regarding the murders and disappearances of indigenous women and girls in […]