At the June OAS General Assembly meeting, member states will vote on a slate of nominees to fill three open positions on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Here are their bios, the criticisms and their scores.
In June, the OAS will vote for three open seats on the IACHR. Here are the U.S. nominee’s views on the region’s challenges, IACHR’s priorities, and the U.S.’s absence at the IACHR’s recent hearings.
This was the year of “politicized backlash” against LGBT rights and tolerance. And yet, the region continued to make enormous strides in the rights and visibility of the LGBT+ community.
Violence against women is a pervasive reality in the Americas. While the state has a primary responsibility in providing protection to women, what role do regular citizens play in the normalization of gender violence?
Despite relatively better human rights records and environmental protection policies, Latin America and the Caribbean lead the world in murders of environmental activists. Why?
In addition to bringing in an all-white male cabinet, Brazilian interim president Michel Temer has made his priorities clear as he downgrades the importance of human rights and looks to end constitutional spending requirements on health and education.
Did I miss something? No collective call for dialogue, not even a meeting wrap up by the Ambassador from Argentina. Just a call for lunch. Does that make the whole endeavor of convening the Permanent Council to discuss Venezuela a bust? Hardly.
Mexico is a strong, vocal advocate for human rights in international forums. But not so much when it comes to accepting international oversight and action to protect Mexicans’ rights and lives.
This week the Inter-American Commission—a keystone in the inter-American system of human rights—warned that it will have to curtail activities and staff due to a budget shortfall. Will member states step up in time to save it?
If Prime Minister Trudeau truly wants to bring Canada back to being a leader on the world stage, he needs to reconcile Canada’s promotion of its resource extraction industry with a fairer, more progressive policy in its investments and practices overseas.