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  • IACHR holds first hearing on the rights of sex workers in America

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses its concern at the lack of legal certainty of women sex workers in the Americas. The IACHR urges States in the region to design policies that guarantee the human rights of sex workers, including measures to protect their lives, integrity, honor and dignity, as well as to put an end to stigma and discrimination. See Article.

    Mar 24, 2017 11:37 PM

  • Message from the Secretary General of the OAS Celebration of World Water Day

    According to the Secretary General of the OAS, "population growth, rapid urbanization and economic development have caused the wastewater generated in the different processes and their associated pollution to increase globally" See Article.

    Mar 23, 2017 11:37 PM

  • Round Table on the Political and Human Rights Situation in Venezuela

    As Secretary General of the Organization of American States, in May 2016 I submitted to the Permanent Council a report detailing the serious disruptions to the constitutional and democratic order in Venezuela. See Article.

    Mar 23, 2017 12:05 AM

  • Relevés mensuels des traités et accords internationaux

    Issue number #1-2017 (January 2017) of publication Relevés mensuels des traités et accords internationaux is now available

    Mar 13, 2017 7:32 AM

  • Monthly Statement of Treaties and International Agreements

    Issue number #1-2017 (January 2017) of publication Monthly Statement of Treaties and International Agreements is now available

    Mar 13, 2017 7:32 AM

  • The relationship between climate change, food security and migration, for discussion at the OAS

    The Organization of American States (OAS), through its Committee on Migration Issues (CAM), will host a debate on how climate change and food security are factors for migration in the region, this Friday, March 10 at 10:00 am EST (15:00 GMT) at the institution's headquarters in Washington, DC. See Article.

    Mar 11, 2017 12:59 AM

  • New content

    A source has been added Las condiciones generales del contrato de seguro y su control interno e internacional by Darío A. Sandoval Shaik (Editorial vLex, 2012)

    Mar 10, 2017 9:31 AM

  • IACHR analyzes advances and challenges in the protection of human rights defenders in Colombia.

    As part of an increase in the threats and killings of human rights defenders in Colombia, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) participated in a workshop on promoting and guarantying the work of human rights defenders in Colombia. The participation of the Commission in this workshop is part of the activities to accompany the implementation process of the Peace Agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). See Article.

    Mar 8, 2017 12:30 AM

  • OAS gives freedom to officials to join the women's strike on International Women's Day

    The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, announced today that the Organization will give freedom to women wishing to join the international women's strike convened by grassroots organizations around the world by tomorrow, March 8 , On the occasion of the International Women's Day. 56.8% of the OAS staff are women. See Article.

    Mar 8, 2017 12:27 AM

  • UN Chronicle

    Issue number #53-3 (October 2016) of publication UN Chronicle is now available

    Mar 7, 2017 12:03 PM

  • IACHR condemns death threats in Uruguay

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the death threats against Uruguayan authorities, justice and human rights defenders and urges the State to adopt urgent measures to ensure the safety of justice operators. See Article.

    Mar 3, 2017 1:28 AM

  • vLex International

    Issue number #31 (February 2017) of publication vLex International is now available

    Mar 2, 2017 10:32 PM

  • Invitation to judges and operators of justice to the online course Legal Framework International of the freedom of expression

    The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression and UNESCO invites judges and operators of justice to the online course "International Legal Framework for Freedom of Expression, Access to Public Information and Protection of Journalists." See Article.

    Mar 2, 2017 1:26 AM

  • International Social Science Review

    Issue number #92-1 (September 2016) of publication International Social Science Review is now available

    Feb 25, 2017 12:02 PM

  • OAS honors African heritage in the Americas with celebration of its cultural legacy

    The Organization of American States (OAS) will join the "Month of African Heritage and the International Decade of Afro-descendants" with a celebration on "African Cultural Inspiration in the Americas", which will take place in the Hall of the Americas in the headquarters of the hemispheric institution in Washington, DC. See Article.

    Feb 24, 2017 12:27 AM

  • Relevés mensuels des traités et accords internationaux

    Issue number #12-2016 (December 2016) of publication Relevés mensuels des traités et accords internationaux is now available

    Feb 20, 2017 7:32 AM

  • Monthly Statement of Treaties and International Agreements

    Issue number #12-2016 (December 2016) of publication Monthly Statement of Treaties and International Agreements is now available

    Feb 20, 2017 7:32 AM

  • Order of 2 de Febrero de 2017 International Court of Justice, caso 'Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean' (Somalia vs. Kenya)

    By an Order dated 2 February 2017, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, has fixed 18 December 2017 as the time-limit for the filing of the Counter-Memorial of the Republic oF Kenya in the case concerning Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v. Kenya).Order of 2 de Febrero de 2017 International Court of Justice, caso 'Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean' (Somalia vs. Kenya)

    Feb 16, 2017 10:23 AM

  • OAS to cooperate to bring digital classrooms in the Caribbean

    The Organization of American States (OAS) will cooperate with Fundación Profuturo - an initiative of Telefónica and the "La Caixa" Banking Foundation - to implement the "Digital Classrooms Project" in the Caribbean, which offers a technological solution to digital education to hundreds of thousands of children and young people in the Americas. See Article.

    Feb 14, 2017 1:32 AM

  • Secretary General of the OAS: Dialogue between the Government of Colombia and ELN begins "a hopeful step towards complete peace"

    The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) celebrated the beginning of the public phase of dialogue between the Colombian government and the guerrilla National Liberation Army (ELN), which he described as "a hopeful step towards the longed for complete peace." See Article.

    Feb 9, 2017 12:45 AM

  • IACHR announces five Sessions in 2017

    As previously announced, the 161st Regular Session will take place from March 15 to 22 in Washington, D.C., at the organization's headquarters. The Commission has received requests for hearings and working meetings on all member countries of the OAS. The selected hearings will take place on 17, 20, 21 and 22 and the working meetings on the 18th. See Article..

    Feb 8, 2017 12:27 AM

  • IACHR expresses concern over executive orders on migration and refuge in the United States.

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses deep concern with the executive orders on "Improvements to US Border Security and Immigration" and "Strengthening Public Security in the Interior of the United States," announced by the government of United States on January 25, 2017, as well as the executive order on "Protecting the Nation from Entry of Foreign Terrorists into the United States," January 27, 2017. The implementation of these orders aggravates the grave humanitarian crisis which affects all migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, which is why the IACHR urges the United States to abandon them. See Article.

    Feb 3, 2017 12:50 AM

  • The Court finds that it may proceed with the maritime delimitation between Somalia and Kenya in the Indian Ocean

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, has delivered its Judgment on the preliminary objections raised by Kenya in the case concerning Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v. Kenya), in which it finds that it may proceed with the maritime delimitation between Somalia and Kenya in the Indian Ocean See News. (ICJ)

    Feb 2, 2017 7:07 PM

  • Democracy is a fundamental requirement for the observance of human rights, President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

    "Democratic procedures are the only legitimate way to reach power," said the President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, during his participation in the seminar "Neoliberal Capitalism, Democracy Surplus." See Article.

    Jan 27, 2017 1:00 AM

  • The report produced at the negotiations table has been published

    On January 20, the report from the conversations and constructive Exchange between the government of Nicaragua and the General Secretary of the OAS was published. See Article.

    Jan 25, 2017 1:22 AM

  • New content

    A source has been added Introducción a la fiscalidad internacional by (Editorial Instituto Mexicano de Contadores Públicos, 2016)

    Jan 24, 2017 12:33 PM

  • The International Economy

    Issue number #30-4 (September 2016) of publication The International Economy is now available

    Jan 24, 2017 12:03 PM

  • Indonesian Journal of International & Comparative Law

    Issue number #13 (January 2017) of publication Indonesian Journal of International & Comparative Law is now available

    Jan 18, 2017 10:02 PM

  • New case against Russia

    Ukraine institutes proceedings against the Russian Federation and requests the Court to indicate provisional measures Watch News. (ICJ)

    Jan 18, 2017 9:57 AM

  • Costa Rica Vs Nicaragua

    Costa Rica institutes proceedings against Nicaragua with regard to a "dispute concerning the precise definition of the boundary in the area of Los Portillosand the establishment of a new military camp by Nicaragua" on the beach of Isla Portillos. Watch News

    Jan 17, 2017 9:16 PM