November 6, 2014
by Addison Morris
The Dominican Republic's Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday to withdraw from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), raising concerns about the welfare of the country's migrant population. Following a 1999 report that criticized the Dominican Republic's treatment of Haitians, the ...[read more]
September 25, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) on Monday filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) accusing the US government of committing human rights violations in Vieques island, part of Puerto Rico. The petition was filed on behalf of 10 Vieques residents who have cancer ...[read more]
September 11, 2013
by Max Slater
Venezuela's government officially withdrew from an international human rights court on Tuesday, fulfilling a plan by former president Hugo Chavez. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro tweeted that the country would withdraw from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) because the ...[read more]
May 31, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) on Thursday urged El Salvador to allow doctors to perform medical procedures necessary to saving a 22-year-old woman's life, including an abortion, despite the country's Supreme Court decision Wednesday denying the woman's appeal. El Salvador banned ...[read more]
December 11, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The mother of US citizen and convicted terrorist Jose Padilla on Monday filed a complaint with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IAHCR) for torture and unlawful detention. The petition was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Yale Law School Lowenstein ...[read more]
August 29, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On August 29, 2011, the European Union Rule of Law Mission to Kosovo announced an investigation led by US prosecutor John Clint Williamson into claims that Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci participated in a human organ and drug trafficking scheme during the 1998-1999 Kosovo War. Thaci denied all ...[read more]
July 27, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) on Wednesday ruled that Ecuador violated the rights of the Sarayaku Indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon when the state allowed the Argentine oil company CGC to encroach on Sarayaku traditional lands in the early 2000s without the ...[read more]
July 25, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday announced that the country would withdraw from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR). In a statement during a military ceremony, Chavez announced the withdrawal and criticized the regional court, saying it is not fit to be called a human ...[read more]
May 16, 2012
by Sarah Posner
UN experts and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on Monday urged an end to the threats and killings of human rights advocates and journalists in Mexico. The UN and IACHR called on the Mexican government to implement the "Law for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and ...[read more]
April 27, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist J. Wells Dixon, Senior Staff Attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, and attorney for Guantanamo detainee Djamel Ameziane, says that the IACHR's acceptance of his case is instrumental in promoting US responsibility for the well-being of detainees at Guantanamo ...[read more]

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