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Parents' sexual orientation and children rights– coming out in Chile and the ICHR: Atala Riffo v Chile

admin 11th December 2012

Atala Riffo e hijas vs. Chile, a case in which the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (ICHR) condemned the stigmatisation and stereotyping of homosexual parents, is one of two landmark decisions by the court this year concerning children’s rights and family life under the American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR).   Ms Atala’s decision to […]

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Parents’ sexual orientation and children rights– coming out in Chile and the ICHR: Atala Riffo v Chile

Nicolás Espejo-Yaksic 11th December 2012

Atala Riffo e hijas vs. Chile, a case in which the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (ICHR) condemned the stigmatisation and stereotyping of homosexual parents, is one of two landmark decisions by the court this year concerning children’s rights and family life under the American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR).   Ms Atala’s decision to […]

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Identifying forced labour

Guest Contributor 10th December 2012

Following her recent post on the OxHRH Blog,  Gwendolen Morgan returns with a post highlighting the issue of modern day slavery, and the need for the rights of those subject to forced labour, slavery and servitude to be vindicated through law. By Gwendolen Morgan Regrettably, the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation remains as relevant now as […]

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Class actions for South Africa: Children’s Resource Centre Trust v Pioneer Food

Ingrid Cloete 10th December 2012

Although the South African Constitution makes provision for class actions, the requirements for instituting a class action and the relevant procedures had not been authoritatively determined, until a landmark judgment delivered two weeks ago. Ingrid Cloete explains Oxford Pro Bono Publico’s role in bringing about this important development of the law. On 29 November 2012, the […]

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