Human Rights

OAS Publishes Guide on Safeguarding Rights of Vulnerable Groups in Context of COVID-19 Response

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On April 7, 2020, the Organization of American States published a "Practical Guide to Inclusive Rights-Focused Respo

ECtHR Rules in Favor of Victims’ Relatives in Lethal Force Case

Author: 
Emma Schoenberger

D.C. District Court Releases Decision on Guantanamo Detainee’s Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus

Author: 
Emma Schoenberger

On January 24, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of President Trump and the U.S.

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Finds against Ecuador in Pre-Trial Detention Case

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Released

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

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UK Court Uses Int'l Environmental Law to Declare Airport Expansion Unlawful

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On February 27, 2020, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales (Civil Division) issued its judgment in Plan B Earth v.

U.S. Supreme Court: No Civil Rights Cases in U.S. Courts by Foreign Nationals

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On February 25, 2020, the U.S.

2019 Midyear Meeting - Keynote Concluding Remarks

At the Society's November 2019 Midyear Meeting, Blanca Montejo, United Nations Security Council Affairs Division presented a keynote address at the end of the Practitioners’ Forum which provided an overview of the work of the U.N. Security Council and its positive impact on international law. Her poignant comments were worth sharing with those who could not be at the meeting. An updated version of her speech follows.

UN Publishes Guidance for Mediators to Protect Children During Armed Conflict

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

The United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict published on February 18, 2020, "