Human Rights

Derechos Humanos / Human Rights

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G09__Mujeres_samburu(Kenia)Ogiek: The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights first decision on indigenous rights
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May 28, 2017

This past Friday, 26 May 2017, the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights handed down its first judgement on the rights of indigenous peoples in the matter of African Commission of Human and Peoples’ Rights v The Republic of Kenya (the Ogiek case). The case concerns the Ogiek people, an indigenous community of about 20 000 people who live in the Mau Forest in the central Rift Valley in Kenya. In 2009, officials from the Kenyan Forest Service served an eviction notice on the community and other settlers requiring them to leave the forest within 30 days. The notice was issued on the grounds that the forest constitutes a reserve water catchment zone and that the land is state property. The Ogiek people argued that the decision to evict was taken without regard to the importance of the forest to the community and to their survival, and without any consultation with the community, in violation of the State’s obligations under the African Charter of Human and Peoples’ Rights.

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campos-de-refugiados-kenisPutting Child Rights at the Heart of Climate Talks

Source: Human Rights Watch
May 10, 2017
“Whatever land my father had and the house he had went under the water in the river erosion and that’s why my parents decided to get me married,” said Sultana C., who was married at age 14. Bangladesh is among the countries most affected by climate change, and many families there, like Sultana’s, are pushed by natural disasters into deepening poverty – increasing the risk of child marriage.

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encuentro_10Irregular Migrants and the Prohibition of Slavery, Servitude, Forced Labour & Human Trafficking under Article 4 of the ECHR

Source: Ejil Talk
April 26, 2017

On 30 March 2017, the ECtHR delivered the Chowdury and Others v. Greece judgment (currently available only in French), where the Court found a violation of Article 4(2) of the ECHR (the right not to be subjected to forced labour). Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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mujeres boliviaGender-Sensitive Reparations in the I.V. v. Bolivia Case: A Missed Opportunity?

Source: Int Law Grrls
March 24, 2017
The human rights and feminist lawyers were hopeful. Finally a decision on forced sterilization from the Inter-American Court. Deprived of the remedial austerity of its Strasbourg equivalent, and with a harder legal force than the CEDAW Committee, this judgment was bound to be important. The I.V. v. Bolivia landmark decision on the forced sterilization of a refugee woman in Bolivia was delivered during the late days of 2016.
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argentinaIn Buenos Aires, Right to Information Helps Renters Get a Foot in the Door
Source: Open Society Fundation
March 8, 2017

With Argentina’s economic volatility and high inflation, it’s hard enough for people to afford their monthly rent. And while shady practices of real estate agents have made matters worse, a key transparency law is helping to turn the tide. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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mujeres-refugiadasCourt Order Protects Women Refugees (For Now)

Source: Int Law Grrls
February 11, 2017
As I’ve discussed previously, President Trump Executive Order (EO), “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” had particularly grave consequences for women refugees. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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file0001011985902Call for Papers – Business and Human Rights: International Law Challenges, European Responses Conference.

Source: Ejil Talk
December 24, 2016
Transnational business activities are important drivers of growth for developing and the least-developed countries. However, they can also negatively impact the enjoyment of human rights. Leer el resto de esta entrada »