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  • OAS to observe elections for Brazil for the first time in October 2018

    The Organization of American States (OAS) will send an Electoral Observation Mission to Brazil's general elections scheduled for October 2018. It will be the first time the hemispheric body has observed elections in the South American country. See Article.

    Sep 22, 2017 2:49 PM

  • Special Rapporteur condemns murder of journalist

    The Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of a journalist from Channel 22, in Honduras and urges the State to investigate the crime with due diligence and clarify its possible relationship with journalistic activity. See Article.

    Sep 21, 2017 2:14 PM

  • Process to analyze if the situation in Venezuela deserves to be transferred to the International Criminal Court

    The Secretary-General, in his report of July 17, 2017, considered that there is evidence that "points to the systematic, tactical and strategic use of murder, imprisonment, torture, rape and other forms of sexual violence as tools to terrorize the Venezuelan people" which could be considered crimes against humanity to be investigated by the International Criminal Court, this and other considerations are in the published fact sheet on the analysis of this process. See Article.

    Sep 19, 2017 2:44 PM

  • IACHR receives requests for hearings for the 166th Period of Sessions

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) invites interested users to submit requests for public hearings for the 166th Special Session, during which hearings will be held on the human rights situation in Canada and the United States, November to 7 December 2017. See Article.

    Sep 15, 2017 4:12 PM

  • OAS Inter-American Police Development and Professionalisation Network (REDPPOL) starts course for 59 police officers from 27 countries

    The Organization of American States (OAS) Inter-American Network for Development and Police Professionalization (REDPPOL) will start its activities on Monday, September 11 in the city of La Paz, Honduras, with the inauguration of its first training course, and will gather for one month 59 professionals from police institutions from 27 countries of the Americas. See Article.

    Sep 11, 2017 9:14 PM

  • IACHR presents report on measures aimed at reducing the use of pre-trial detention

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) today issued a report on measures aimed at reducing the use of pre-trial detention in America. The arbitrary and illegal application of pretrial detention is a chronic problem in the region. The non-exceptional use of this measure is one of the most serious and widespread problems facing member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) regarding respect for and guarantee of the rights of persons deprived of their liberty. See Article.

    Sep 8, 2017 3:02 PM

  • IACHR announces the preparation of a country report on the human rights situation in Venezuela

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) announces that, based on a comprehensive assessment of the general human rights situation and the grave political and social crisis in Venezuela, and in response to the request of civil society, it has decided to prepare a third report on the situation of human rights in Venezuela, with emphasis on the following: a) democratic institutionality; b) violence and citizen security; c) freedom of expression and d) affectation of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR). See Article.

    Sep 6, 2017 4:15 PM

  • 24 countries of the Americas will debate in Chile on "energy transition" in Ministerial of the Energy and Climate Alliance of the Americas

    The Ministerial Meeting of the Energy and Climate Alliance of the Americas (ECPA), whose main theme will be the energy transition in the hemisphere, will be held in Viña del Mar, Chile, on Thursday, 7 and Friday September 8, organized by the government of Chile and the Organization of American States (OAS). See Article.

    Sep 6, 2017 4:13 PM

  • Indonesian Journal of International & Comparative Law

    Issue number #15 (July 2017) of publication Indonesian Journal of International & Comparative Law is now available

    Sep 6, 2017 1:47 PM

  • Visit of former Attorney General of Venezuela to the Inter-American Court

    The President of the Inter-American Court received the former Attorney General of Venezuela, at the seat of the Tribunal. The purpose of the meeting, which was requested by the prosecutor, was to inform the Judges of the general human rights situation in Venezuela, as well as the political persecution against him and the request for precautionary measures.See Article.

    Aug 31, 2017 3:43 PM

  • Hunger: One of the main causes of migration to the US in the "dry corridor" of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, according to a new report

    A new report presented today at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) states that migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to the United States is motivated in large part by poverty and hunger, aggravated by drought conditions associated with the El Niño phenomenon that began in 2014. See Article.

    Aug 24, 2017 3:33 PM

  • Relevés mensuels des traités et accords internationaux

    Issue number #7-2017 (July 2017) of publication Relevés mensuels des traités et accords internationaux is now available

    Aug 21, 2017 6:46 AM

  • Monthly Statement of Treaties and International Agreements

    Issue number #7-2017 (July 2017) of publication Monthly Statement of Treaties and International Agreements is now available

    Aug 21, 2017 6:46 AM

  • IACHR expresses deep concern about deaths and conditions of detention in immigration detention centers in the United States

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses its deep concern about the deaths of ten migrant persons detained in the custody of the United States of America Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Fiscal year 2017, which began on October 1, 2016 and will end on September 30, 2017. The IACHR urges the United States government to conduct a serious and impartial investigation into these facts, as well as the conditions of detention of migrants in their custody. See Article.

    Aug 14, 2017 5:06 PM

  • The Lawyer. Revista Centroamericana

    Issue number #5 (April 2017) of publication The Lawyer. Revista Centroamericana is now available

    Aug 11, 2017 7:32 PM

  • IACHR condemns the attack against LGBTI rights defender David Valle in Honduras

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights condemns the assassination attempt against David Valle, a human rights defender of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The Committee urges Honduras to take specific measures to address effectively and with due diligence the pattern of violence against human rights defenders of LGBTI persons. See Article.

    Aug 11, 2017 4:37 PM

  • vLex International

    Issue number #34 (August 2017) of publication vLex International is now available

    Aug 10, 2017 12:16 PM

  • Relevés mensuels des traités et accords internationaux

    Issue number #6-2017 (June 2017) of publication Relevés mensuels des traités et accords internationaux is now available

    Jul 31, 2017 6:46 AM

  • Monthly Statement of Treaties and International Agreements

    Issue number #6-2017 (June 2017) of publication Monthly Statement of Treaties and International Agreements is now available

    Jul 31, 2017 6:46 AM

  • UN Chronicle

    Issue number #54-1-2 (May 2017) of publication UN Chronicle is now available

    Jul 29, 2017 10:46 PM

  • Permanent Council of the OAS will consider the situation in Venezuela and receive an EOM report in Ecuador

    The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 11:00 EDT (15:00 GMT) in the Simón Bolívar Room of the OAS headquarters in Washington , DC, to consider the "Situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela". See Article.

    Jul 25, 2017 4:35 PM

  • IACHR welcomes important advances in torture in Mexico.

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) welcomes the entry into force of the General Law to Prevent Investigation and Punishment of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment in Mexico. This important legislation, which materializes the efforts of the Mexican State as a whole to eliminate this practice of violating human rights, was published on June 26 in the context of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. The IACHR calls on state authorities to take all necessary measures to ensure the effective implementation of this law. See Article.

    Jul 20, 2017 5:52 PM

  • The OAS and PARLACEN reaffirm commitment to the protection of migrants

    The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN) today signed a joint statement calling on the states of the region, international organizations, civil society organizations and academia to Continue to work towards a coordinated regional response to ensure respect for the human rights of migrants, as well as the facilitation of safe, orderly and regular migration, among other commitments.See Article.

    Jul 18, 2017 11:20 PM

  • Armada International

    Issue number #41-3 (June 2017) of publication Armada International is now available

    Jul 15, 2017 10:46 AM

  • Venezuela: Secretary General of the OAS and Leopoldo López Urge Return to Democracy

    The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), had a telephone conversation with Leopoldo López this afternoon. Both agreed on the need to continue working for the return of democracy in Venezuela and for the recovery of the rights of the Venezuelan people. See Article.

    Jul 14, 2017 12:22 AM

  • IACHR condemns serious acts of violence in the Venezuelan National Assembly

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the serious acts of violence that occurred on July 5 in the Federal Legislative Palace, home of the National Assembly, in the context of the events commemorating the 206 years of the signing of the Act of the Independence of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. See Article.

    Jul 12, 2017 2:56 AM

  • Estudios Internacionales

    Issue number #49-186 (January 2017) of publication Estudios Internacionales is now available

    Jun 29, 2017 10:46 AM

  • IACHR strongly condemns military operations of indiscriminate repression in Venezuela

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) strongly condemns the operations carried out by state security forces, mainly by military bodies, in recent days in Venezuela, in the face of an escalation in the situation of violence that has been occurring in the country since month of April 2017, which has left dozens of people dead, hundreds of people injured, and thousands of people detained. See Article.

    Jun 28, 2017 4:30 PM

  • Relevés mensuels des traités et accords internationaux

    Issue number #5-2017 (May 2017) of publication Relevés mensuels des traités et accords internationaux is now available

    Jun 26, 2017 6:32 AM

  • Monthly Statement of Treaties and International Agreements

    Issue number #5-2017 (May 2017) of publication Monthly Statement of Treaties and International Agreements is now available

    Jun 26, 2017 6:32 AM