Latin America and the Caribbean

The Rios Montt Genocide Trial in Guatemala

The ongoing trial of Rios Montt represents the first time a national court has tried a former head of state for genocide and war crimes. Guatemala's former dictator Rios Montt and his military intelligence chief, Jose Mauricio Rodriguez, have been on trial since March for the deaths of some 1,700 Maya-Ixil people during the 1982-83 period, when Montt was head of state and defense minister, and the army waged a brutal counter-insurgency campaign in the area.

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Closes the Castañeda Gutman v. México Case (September 11, 2013)

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Kathleen A. Doty

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Caribbean Court of Justice Delivers Judgment in Shanique Myrie v. The State of Barbados (October 4, 2013)

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Kathleen A. Doty

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Tribunal Establishes Initial Procedures for Review of Mass Bondholder Claims against Argentina

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Ronald J. Bettauer
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Genocide and War Crimes in National Courts: the Conviction of Rios Montt in Guatemala and its Aftermath

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Naomi Roht-Arriaza
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The World Court Awards Sovereignty Over Several Islands in the Caribbean Sea to Colombia and Fixes a Single Maritime Boundary between Colombia and Nicaragua

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Pieter Bekker
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Venezuela's Denunciation of the American Convention on Human Rights

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1
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Diego Germán Mejía-Lemos
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The Duty to Consult in the Inter-American System: Legal Standards after Sarayaku

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Lisl Brunner and Karla Quintana
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Investment Arbitration Panel Upholds Jurisdiction to Hear Mass Bondholder Claims against Argentina

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Karen Halverson Cross
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