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  • 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

  • IACHR celebrates entry into force of the Guatemalan Migration Code

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) welcomes the recent entry into force of the Guatemalan Migration Code at the end of April 2017. This Code integrates and harmonizes multiple norms and standards of the Inter-American Human Rights System, International Refugee Law, as well as the International Convention on the Protection of Migrant Workers and Members of their families to the Guatemalan legal system. The IACHR calls on the Guatemalan state to regulate this law and other norms relating to persons in the context of human mobility in accordance with Inter-American human rights standards and standards. See Article.

    Jun 20, 2017 9:39 PM

  • International Social Science Review

    Issue number #92-2 (April 2017) of publication International Social Science Review is now available

    Jun 20, 2017 11:02 AM

  • Relevés mensuels des traités et accords internationaux

    Issue number #4-2017 (April 2017) of publication Relevés mensuels des traités et accords internationaux is now available

    Jun 12, 2017 6:32 AM

  • Monthly Statement of Treaties and International Agreements

    Issue number #4-2017 (April 2017) of publication Monthly Statement of Treaties and International Agreements is now available

    Jun 12, 2017 6:32 AM

  • UN Chronicle

    Issue number #53-4 (February 2017) of publication UN Chronicle is now available

    Jun 7, 2017 11:02 AM

  • IACHR urges the protection of defenders of land and the environment

    In the framework of World Environment Day, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) highlights the valuable role defenders of land and the environment play in building a solid democratic society and sustainable development. The IACHR also urges the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) to take urgent measures to recognize and protect the work of human rights defenders. See Article.

    Jun 6, 2017 9:28 PM

  • Anuario Ibero-Americano de Derecho Internacional Penal

    Issue number #5 (January 2017) of publication Anuario Ibero-Americano de Derecho Internacional Penal is now available

    Jun 5, 2017 8:32 PM

  • Relevés mensuels des traités et accords internationaux

    Issue number #3-2017 (March 2017) of publication Relevés mensuels des traités et accords internationaux is now available

    Jun 5, 2017 6:32 AM

  • Monthly Statement of Treaties and International Agreements

    Issue number #3-2017 (March 2017) of publication Monthly Statement of Treaties and International Agreements is now available

    Jun 5, 2017 6:32 AM

  • Armada International

    Issue number #41-2 (April 2017) of publication Armada International is now available

    Jun 2, 2017 11:02 AM

  • Inter-American Court held 118th Regular Session

    The Inter-American Court held, between May 15 and 26, 2017, its 118th Regular Session in San José, Costa Rica. See Article.

    May 31, 2017 4:58 PM

  • IACHR condemns murders of women and urges States to intensify prevention efforts

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) reiterates its call for States to take urgent and gender-sensitive measures to prevent, investigate, and punish all murders of women. The IACHR expresses its deep concern about information it continues to receive on alarming killings and acts of physical, psychological, and sexual violence against women that continue to occur throughout the hemisphere. See Article.

    May 18, 2017 1:36 AM

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    May 17, 2017 10:32 AM

  • IACHR expresses concern on the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice of Argentina

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses its concern over a decision by the Argentine Supreme Court that departs from international standards in the pursuit of serious violations of human rights.See Article.

    May 17, 2017 12:41 AM

  • Permanent Council to set date for meeting of Foreign Ministers on the situation in Venezuela

    The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 10:00 EDT (14:00 GMT) in the Simón Bolívar Room of the organization's headquarters in Washington, DC, to discuss the preparations for the Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs on the situation in Venezuela, as well as to know the change of venue of the General Assembly, which will take place from June 19 to 21, and to choose a New member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), among other topics. See Article.

    May 11, 2017 1:36 AM

  • The International Economy

    Issue number #31-1 (January 2017) of publication The International Economy is now available

    May 9, 2017 5:03 PM

  • Armada International

    Issue number #41-1 (February 2017) of publication Armada International is now available

    May 5, 2017 5:03 PM

  • Permanent Council interviews candidates for Commissioners of the IACHR

    The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) will hold an extraordinary meeting on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 10:00 EDT (14:00 GMT) in the Simón Bolívar Room of the organization's headquarters in Washington , DC, to receive the candidates for Commissioners of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. See Article.

    May 5, 2017 12:55 AM

  • Nicaragua responsible for violating the right of access to justice for human rights defender in homicide of her husband

    Nicaragua had an insufficient investigative and judicial response to the murder of Francisco García Valle, the husband of a human rights defender, concluded the Inter-American Court in its Judgment issued on March 25, 2017 and notified on April 28, 2017. See Article.

    May 3, 2017 12:42 AM

  • Indonesian Journal of International & Comparative Law

    Issue number #14 (February 2017) of publication Indonesian Journal of International & Comparative Law is now available

    Apr 24, 2017 9:32 PM