The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) is an open and growing network consisting of more than 402 civil society organisations and individuals from 29 countries committed to advancing the rights of refugees in the Asia Pacific region. APRRN aims to advance the rights of refugees and other people in need of protection through joint…
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The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute international Rule of Law Directory is the first centralised, fully searchable, online database of entities engaged in rule of law work throughout the world, providing an invaluable tool to those establishing and implementing rule of law programmes.
Founded in 1998, the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA) is a nonprofit environmental law organization that works across international borders to defend threatened ecosystems and the human communities that depend on them. Its mission is to strengthen people’s ability to guarantee their individual and collective right to a healthy environment, via the development, implementation,…
GlobaLex is an electronic legal publication dedicated to international and foreign law research, published by the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law. It is committed to the dissemination of high-level international, foreign, and comparative law research tools in order to accommodate the needs of an increasingly global educational and practicing legal world.
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.
La Coordinación Colombia-EuropaEstados Unidos (CCEEU) es una coalición de 260 organizaciones colombianas que trabajan en la promoción, divulgación y defensa de los derechos humanos. Es una plataforma autónoma, amplia y plural de encuentro y trabajo compartido entre organizaciones no gubernamentales y organizaciones sociales de diferentes regiones del país. Con el apoyo de organizaciones internacionales de…
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.
The HRC Complaint Procedure allows individuals and organizations to bring human rights violations to the attention of the Council. This website explains how the complaint procedure works, what the criteria are for acceptable communications, and how to submit communications.
The Special Rapporteur takes up, with the States concerned, individual cases of human rights violations committed against defenders. This website provides an introduction to the procedure upon the submission of complaints, and guidelines for submitting complaints to the special rapporteur.
Vanuatu legislation provides for universal jurisdiction over only two crimes under international law, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions in certain circumstances, and slave trading. Vanuatu is currently a safe haven from prosecution in its courts for foreigners who are suspected of crimes under international law. It is also a safe haven from extradition for war crimes and crimes against humanity, for example. There are no known cases in Vanuatu involving universal jurisdiction. This paper is one of a series on each of the 193 members of the United Nations.