American Convention on Human Rights

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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” ...
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, ...
Limitations on the Remedial Powers of the Inter-American System of Human Rights

Limitations on the Remedial Powers of the Inter-American System of Human Rights

In 2001, the Supreme Court of Argentina gave a judgment against Jorge Fontevecchia and Héctor D’Amico for ...
Hacienda Brasil Verde Workers v. Brazil: Slavery and Human Trafficking in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Hacienda Brasil Verde Workers v. Brazil: Slavery and Human Trafficking in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The Inter-American Court has handed down its first judgment on slavery and human trafficking, and structural ...
A Commentary on Recent Developments in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ Advisory Opinion on the Standing of Legal Entities

A Commentary on Recent Developments in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ Advisory Opinion on the Standing of Legal Entities

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) Advisory Opinion OC-22/16 examined the question of whether legal ...
Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Femicide in Guatemala – Part II

Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Femicide in Guatemala – Part II

On 19 November 2015, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (‘the Court’) handed down a decision on gender-based ...
Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Gender Stereotypes and Lack of Justice – Part I

Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Gender Stereotypes and Lack of Justice – Part I

In November 2015, a decade after the sexual assault and murder of a young Guatemalan woman, the Inter-American ...

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