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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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