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Call for Applications – 2019 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Source: https://www.ejiltalk.org/announcements-cfa-program-of-advanced-studies-on-human-rights-and-humanitarian-law-cfp-2019-human-rights-essay-award-competition/

December 16, 2018 The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is happy to announce its call for applications to the 2019 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, taking place from May 28 – June 14. This annual Program offers 18 courses in English and Spanish, lectured by over 40 scholars of relevance in the field of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, and gathers more than 125 participants from over 25 different countries and with different levels of professional experience. The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law provides through this Program the unique opportunity to learn and interact with judges of the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, Special Rapporteurs of United Nations, members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, experts from prominent NGO’s and professors from all over the world. The application form for this program is available here. All courses can be taken for ABA credits. For more information please contact hracademy {at} wcl.american(.)edu

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Derecho Internacional / International Law

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austria + eu.jpgTop EU Court rules Austria must give same benefits to refugees as its citizens

Source: Jurist

23 de noviembre, 2018

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Wednesday that the Austrian government must give the same social security benefits to refugees as it does to its residents. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Derechos Humanos / Human Rights

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300px-Rainbow_flag_and_blue_skiesMassachusetts, A Leader in Transgender Human Rights Protections    

Source: Jurist

November 26, 2018

-United States-

In the recent voting, Massachusetts heartily defeated a referendum that would have rolled back state transgender protections. In 2004, Massachusetts was the first state to recognize marriage equality. Subsequently, the Commonwealth enacted legislation to advance protections for members of the LGBTQ community. In 2011, Massachusetts passed legislation protecting those who identify as non-straight from discrimination in housing, employment, credit and public education. The legislation determined gender to “mean a person’s gender-related identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that gender-related identity, appearance or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the person’s physiology or assigned sex at birth.” Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Derechos Humanos / Human Rights

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usaThe Impacts of the Shifting Definition of Sex Under the Law     

Source: Jurist

November 04, 2018

-United States-

While transgender people have existed since the dawn of time, the last decade has seen an increasing spotlight on the community and transgender people’s right to recognition and protection. While this has taken on many different angles, federal and state administrations have come under scrutiny in the last few weeks for choices to exclude transgender people from everyday protections. In Kansas, a lawsuit was recently filed against the state actors who enforce policies that do not allow transgender people to amend their birth certificates to recognize their gender identity. At the federal level, a leaked memo obtained by the New York Times showed that the Department of Health and Human Services is working to redefine nondiscrimination provisions based on sex under Title IX to exclude transgender people.  Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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imagesNew Americas Treaty Boosts Environmental Rights      

Source: Human Rights Watch

October 10, 2018

A new treaty to deepen the link between environmental protection and human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean has the potential to reduce the conflicts that lead to the murders of so many environmental defenders in the region.  Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Derechos Humanos / Human Rights

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untitledTurkmenistan Should Immediately End Practice of Enforced Disappearances         

Fuente: Human Rights Watch

20.09.18

For the first time ever, Turkmenistan has accepted many of the recommendations made by almost 20 states during its Universal Periodic Review, including those related to enforced disappearances, a persistent and grave violation in the country.  Human Rights Watch and the Prove They Are Alive campaign welcome this development. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Derechos Humanos / Human Rights

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lgtbiIndia court legalises gay sex in landmark ruling              

Source: BBC News

September 06, 2018

In a historic decision, India’s Supreme Court has ruled that gay sex is no longer a criminal offence.

The ruling overturns a 2013 judgement that upheld a colonial-era law, known as section 377, under which gay sex is categorised as an “unnatural offence”.

The court has now ruled discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a fundamental violation of rights. Leer el resto de esta entrada »