Latin America and the Caribbean

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Prevention and Guarantees of Non-Repetition: Taking Stock of Two Decades of Transitional Mechanisms around the World

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Tamara V. Lewis

The panel was organized by the Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Interest Group.  The moderators were Zinaida Miller (Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy) and Lisa Laplante (New England Sc

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Does International Law Value Regionalism in Criminal Law Enforcement?

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Junteng Zheng

The panel was moderated by Erika de Wet, and speakers included James Gathii, Vincent O. Nmehielle, and Alexandrea Huneeus. 

“El Chapo” Extradited to the U.S. (January 19, 2017)

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Eric A. Heath

On January 19, 2017, Mexico agreed to extradite Joaquin Guzman Loera, known as “El Chapo,” to the United States to face prosecution for charges related to his leadership Sinaloa Cartel.  According

Colombian Court Rules to Expedite Peace Deal with Rebels (December 13, 2016)

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Eric A. Heath

On December 13, 2016, the Colombian Constitutional Court ruled in favor of a plan to accelerate the implementation of the recently signed peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—

Colombian Government Reaches New Peace Agreement with Rebels (November 12, 2016)

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Eric A. Heath

On November 12, 2016, the Colombian government reached a new peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

IACHR Publishes Report on Legal Standards for Persons in the Context of Human Mobility (November 4, 2016)

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Eric A. Heath

On November 4, 2016, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) published its report on the legal

The Principles of Confidentiality and Noninterference in Communications with Lawyers and Legal Advisers in Recent ICJ and ECHR Case Law

“Legal professional privilege,” or “attorney-client privilege,” as it is often called in domestic legal systems, includes the right of noninterference in communications between clients and their legal advisers, as well as the right of confidentiality of such communications. They are essential conditions for the legal profession and well-protected principles in national, regional, and international legal orders, which only allow for exceptional restrictions.

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Géraldine Giraudeau
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UN Security Council Passes Resolution Expanding the Mandate of the UN Mission in Haiti After Hurricane (October 13, 2016)

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Eric A. Heath

On October 13, 2016, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution expanding

The Situation of Reparations in the Inter-American Human Rights System: Analysis and Comparative Considerations

On April 17, 2015, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) rendered its resolution in the monitoring of Chile’s implementation of the reparations ordered in García Lucero v. Chile.[1] The IACtHR had ordered Chile to grant Leopoldo Guillermo García Lucero reparations on August 28, 2013.[2] The Court had found Chile responsible for not investigating the torture of García Lucero.

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Juan Pablo Pérez-León-Acevedo
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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Rules Against Peru in Case of Forced Disappearance (August 17, 2016)

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Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On August 17, 2016, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights published Roca and others v.