Latin America and the Caribbean

Investment Facilitation Mechanisms and Access to Justice in Brazilian Investment Agreements

Since 2015, Brazil has concluded more than a dozen Cooperation and Facilitation Investment Agreements (CFIAs), in a radical departure from Brazil's earlier policy to remain out of the network of investment treaties.[1] These CFIAs include a novel system, encompassing mechanisms for preventing and settling disputes, which differs strikingly from traditional investor-state arbitration available under most bilateral investment treaties.

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24
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9
Author: 
Sufyan Droubi
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Inter-American Court Publishes 2019 Annual Report

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights published its 2019 Annual Report on April 30.

IACtHR Encourages States to Respect Rule of Law and International Obligations in COVID Responses

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

IACtHR Rules Against Peru in Case of Violence Against LGBTI Citizen

Author: 
Emma Schoenberger

On April 6, 2020, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued its judgment in Azul Rojas Marín et

CCJ: Appellants Cannot Bypass the Court of Appeals

Author: 
Emma Schoenberger

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Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

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

Caribbean Court of Justice Issues First Advisory Opinion on Freedom of Movement

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

The Caribbean Court of Justice issued its first advisory opinion in response to a request for interpretation of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, which established the Caribbean Community.

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

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli