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Inter American Commission on Human Rights

Activist Deaths Demand Accountability

Astrid Puentes Riaño | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green
Astrid Puentes Riaño

Justice for Berta demonstration outside the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Photo: Daniel Cima/IACHR Last year 185 environmental activists...

The Dominican Government Is Cementing the Foundations of Apartheid

Kumera Genet | Posted 01.13.2015 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

The Dominican state is 10 years into a process of constructing a system of legal apartheid for Dominicans born to Haitian parents. This group of second- and third-generation Dominicans has always faced opposition to being fully recognized as Dominican citizens, but their government appears intent on legally cementing this discrimination -- and is increasingly close to this goal.

Guantanamo: An Open Moral Wound

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

The human tragedy at Guantanamo grows. Many of its 166 detainees have joined a spreading hunger strike.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Is Asking Questions About Guantánamo the US Cannot Answer

Vincent Warren | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Vincent Warren

Does the United States still intend to close the offshore prison? And, if so, what steps are currently underway to achieve that objective? The answers should have been forthcoming.

Ten New Year's Resolutions for U.S. Policy Towards Latin America

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 03.06.2013 | World
Lisa Haugaard

If we could keep these resolutions, 2013 would be a banner year for U.S.-Latin American relations.

The Inns and Outs of Jamaica

Kevin Childs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Childs

Violence against local gay men and lesbians continues unchecked, with three incidents in as many weeks recently, including a double murder. And why is this so? Tradition? Christ? A misplaced morality that is in fact immoral?

Wave of Illegal, Violent Evictions Swells in Port au Prince

Bill Quigley | Posted 10.25.2011 | World
Bill Quigley

Housing is a human right. Using force to evict homeless survivors of Haiti's earthquake from one spot to make them homeless in another place is illegal, senseless and violent.

Venezuelan Democracy Gets Its Day In Court

Leopoldo López | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leopoldo López

I had the opportunity this morning to present my case before the judges of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Honduras Human Rights Abuses Worse One Year After President Lobo Took Office

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Quigley

Gross violations of human rights directed against activists, opposition leaders and journalists reveal a government that is far removed from democracy and a nation that is far from reconciling.

IACHR Rules That Deportation Not in the Child's Best Interest

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

IACHR found that U.S. deportation policy violates fundamental human rights because "it fails to consider evidence concerning the adverse impact of the destruction of families, the best interest of the children of deportees, and other humanitarian causes."

An Environmental Disaster We CAN Avoid: Canadian Mining in Guatemala

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The disaster of BP should be a lesson to the world: stop environmental abuses before they escalate to unmanageable levels. In other industries, the same inevitable environmental destruction must be avoided.

The Desperate Fight to Keep their Homes

Yael Julie Fischer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yael Julie Fischer

Consider the case of Hipotolito Soto. When I met him, he was bouncing a baby on his lap and fighting back tears. Five days a week he works in steelyar...

Juan Mendez on International Human Rights

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

"The U.N. simply does not have adequate support of the world powers," Juan E. Mendez told me. Coming from anyone, this might be less important. From...

Chile: Forcibly Sterilized Woman Files International Case

Center for Reproductive Rights | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Chilean woman has claimed that she was forcibly sterilized because she is HIV positive and has accused the Chilean government of failing to protect ...

Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Violation

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arlene M. Roberts

Jessica Gonzales is a domestic violence survivor. Ms. Gonzales filed suit, alleging violation of her civil rights, but after the Supreme Court rejected her claims, what options remained?