The Situation of Human Rights of Women in Argentina

147th ordinary Period of Sessions of the IACHR. Photo by Eddie Arrossi (March 15, 2013).

Commissioners: Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, Rodrigo Escobar Gil, Rosa María Ortiz, Tracy Robinson State: Argentina As Argentina continues to build gender inclusive legal systems and to train power actors within the State, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asks: where are civil society actors and local level education? On March 15, 2013, the IACHR held [Read More…]

Haiti’s Vulnerable Children: After the Earthquake

U.S. Army Soldiers distribute food in Haiti

By Evan Wilson In the days after the devastating January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) issued warnings about the dangers that Haitian children would face as aid pours in and the nation tries to rebuild. Ironically, though much of that danger comes from the devastation caused by the earthquake, some [Read More…]

Juveniles Locked Up for Life for Non-Homicides: Cruel and Unusual or an Appropriate Punishment?

by Evan Wilson, January 27, 2010 The United States Supreme Court is set to decide two cases that could eliminate life without parole for juveniles convicted of non-homicide offenses. On November 9, 2009, the Court heard arguments in two cases, Graham v. Florida and Sullivan v. Florida, in which petitioners challenged the constitutionality of life [Read More…]

Situation of Children in Juvenile Detention Centers in Jamaica

by Ri Yoo, December 1, 2009 On May 22, 2009, five teenage girls burned to death in a fire at the Armadale Juvenile Correctional Center in St. Ann, Jamaica. Several people were hospitalized, and two more girls died from injuries suffered from the fire. The incident was described by the petitioner, Susan Goffe from Jamaicans [Read More…]

Reshaping the Dialogue: Adoption and the Rights of the Child

By Anna Maitland Separation from the parent is identified by UNICEF as the primary danger faced by children without caregivers. A 2004 report set the global number of children without a guardian at 143 million, with 13 million bereft of all family and the majority facing institutionalization. In 1993, the Hague Adoption Convention on the [Read More…]

International Justice Mission Mobilizes Supporters to Pass Child Trafficking Law

By Doug Keillor, October 30, 2009 DC screening of “At the End of Slavery.” Photo courtesey of Katherine Fan/International Justice Mission. Approximately 1.2 million children worldwide are victims of child trafficking each year. Children are trafficked primarily for purposes of domestic labor and sexual exploitation. Although the majority of countries where child trafficking occurs have [Read More…]

The D.C. Stop Child Trafficking Now! Walk – Raising Community Awareness of Child Trafficking as a Local Issue

Real Men

By Doug Keillor The D.C. Stop Child Trafficking Now Walk, organized by local NGO Stop Modern Slavery, took place on September 26, 2009. The one-mile walk from Meridian Hill Park in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C. aimed to raise community awareness of child trafficking. Although this is the first year the walk has [Read More…]