An informative, comparative research paper that critically analyzes and interprets Venezuela’s Organic Education Law from a community and political standpoint.
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Provides an objective and accurate analysis of labor rights and relations in Colombia. This document attempts to complete the bigger picture of human rights issues so policymakers have a better understanding of the reality workers face in Colombia.
This is a joint submission made by the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), the International Platform against Impunity based in Central America (Pi) and the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR). This submission is made on the occasion of the consideration of the List of Issues for Honduras at the 56th Pre-Sessional Working Group of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Committee) and it addresses the issue of human rights defenders (HRDs) working on economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights in Honduras.
Argentina: Social Rights, Thorny Country: Judicial Review of Economic Policies Sponsored by the IFIs
This article describes the status of social rights in Argentina’s constitution, the possible contradictions between these rights and IFI-sponsored policies, and what the judiciary is entitled to do about these contradictions under Argentina’s constitutional design.
El objeto de este artículo es presentar una visión de conjunto del reciente proceso de reforma judicial en Argentina. En ello ocupa un lugar destacado el tema de la independencia del Poder Judicial (PJ) que, en el ordenamiento institucional republicano, tiene como una de sus funciones el control de la constitucionalidad y evitar las extralimitaciones del Poder Ejecutivo Nacional (PEN) en sus acciones.
In 2005 and 2006, the Inter-American Court decided seminal indigenous ancestral land rights cases and a political rights case. This article analyses these cases and the previous jurisprudence and decisions on indigenous rights in the Inter-American system.
ISHR works to ensure that international and regional human rights mechanisms make stronger standards, resolutions and recommendations on the protection of defenders, and that States enact national laws and policies to give effect to these norms.
Provides a brief update on the proceedings of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon investigating the death of Rafiq Hariri as well as background on the witness.
With differing systems in place and a review underway, Mariana Pena – legal officer for international justice with the Open Society Justice Initiative – explores the application process for victims to participate in ICC proceedings in this guest post.
Indigenous forms of imparting justice in Guatemala have become a point of controversy between Mayan communities and the government. This article is the first of three in-depth reports by Luc’a Escobar into Mayan community justice, its norms, its values, and its controversies.