Latin America and the Caribbean

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

Author: 
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)

Author: 
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)

Author: 
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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20
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16
Author: 
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)

Author: 
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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20
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15
Author: 
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)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

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

In San Jose Action Statement, Central and North American States Vow to Strengthen Protection of Refugees (August 4, 2016)

Author: 
Aldo Perez

On August 4, 2016, nine Central and North American states released the

Caribbean Court of Justice Holds that Damages for Defamation Claims must Reflect Law, Practice, and Traditions of State in Which Injury Occurred (July 29, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On July 29, 2016, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that damages for defa

Colombia and FARC Sign Ceasefire Agreement, Ending 52-year Conflict (June 23, 2016)

Author: 
Mary Snover

On June 23, 2016, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a ceasefire agreement with Timole