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Giving Voice to the Vulnerable: How Advisory Opinions Have the Potential to Advance Climate Justice through International Courts

Giving Voice to the Vulnerable: How Advisory Opinions Have the Potential to Advance Climate Justice through International Courts

In the context of the current climate crisis, climate change litigation has taken a new form over the past year. There have been increasing requests for advisory opinions from international...
What’s next in Climate Litigation before the European Court of Human Rights? Duarte Agostinho and Others v Portugal and 32 other States

What’s next in Climate Litigation before the European Court of Human Rights? Duarte Agostinho and Others v Portugal and 32 other States

On 29 March 2023, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) heard its first two climate cases (Verein Klima Seniorinnen and Others v Switzerland and Carême v France). Meanwhile, another...
Depathologising Gender Identity at the United Nations: A Call to South Africa

Depathologising Gender Identity at the United Nations: A Call to South Africa

On 29 March 2023, a cross-regional group of countries led by Argentina, called for United Nations Member States to implement laws and policies based on self-determined gender identity. This reform...
La violencia obstétrica y su reconocimiento por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

La violencia obstétrica y su reconocimiento por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

Desde hace algunos años, la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Corte IDH) ha desarrollado estándares en materia de derechos sexuales y reproductivos. Sin embargo, la Corte se ha encontrada reacia...
Obstetric Violence and its Recognition by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Obstetric Violence and its Recognition by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

For some years the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACoHR) has been developing standards regarding sexual and reproductive rights. However, the court has proven reluctant to recognise obstetric violence as...
Manuela v El Salvador: A Missed Opportunity for Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Manuela v El Salvador: A Missed Opportunity for Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Image description: A march supporting decriminalisation of abortion. One of the participants is a woman wearing green (the symbol of sexual and reproductive rights in Latin America) and holding a...
The Inter-American Human Rights System on Public Security and Police Violence in Brazil: In Defence of a Rights-Based Approach to Security Policies

The Inter-American Human Rights System on Public Security and Police Violence in Brazil: In Defence of a Rights-Based Approach to Security Policies

Three years after the “Favela Nova Brasília” case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (‘IACtHR’) is hearing a second police violence case against Brazil, the “Castelinho”. The human rights violations...
Argentine Senate Rejects Bill on Abortion: The Way Forward

Argentine Senate Rejects Bill on Abortion: The Way Forward

The Argentine Senate has recently rejected, by a 7-vote margin, a Bill passed by the Chamber of Deputies on the voluntary interruption of pregnancy. The Bill was heavily debated both...
Brazil’s Landmark Decision on Transgender Persons’ Official Documents

Brazil’s Landmark Decision on Transgender Persons’ Official Documents

Language is a powerful tool, though often overlooked by fields unattached to linguistics. Vocabulary choice is especially sensitive when addressing legal aspects of equality and non-discrimination, where the rights of...
A Step Closer to Equality: LGBTQ+ Rights in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

A Step Closer to Equality: LGBTQ+ Rights in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

In a landmark advisory opinion delivered on January 9th, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights stated that the twenty-three states parties to the American Human Rights Convention must legalize same-sex...
Rompiendo el silencio y sosteniendo la mirada: Mujeres denunciantes de tortura sexual en Atenco en la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

Rompiendo el silencio y sosteniendo la mirada: Mujeres denunciantes de tortura sexual en Atenco en la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos emitirá, en los próximos meses, la sentencia del “Caso Atenco” relativo a la tortura sexual hacia mujeres por agentes estatales mexicanos. El 16 y...
Breaking the Silence, Holding the Gaze: Women Denounce Sexual Torture in Atenco Before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Breaking the Silence, Holding the Gaze: Women Denounce Sexual Torture in Atenco Before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

In the coming months, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights will issue its decision on the Atenco case, regarding acts of sexual torture committed against women by Mexican state agents....

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