Opinion

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has spoken about gender identity and non-discrimination against same-sex couples. Would States listen?

By on 16th January 2018

* This blog post was originally published on the PluriCourts Blog. On January 9th 2018, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) released an Advisory Opinion, requested by Costa Rica in 2016, recognizing important features of the right to gender identity and non-discrimination against same-sex couples. In summary, the IACtHR was asked to provide clarification […]

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Dark Hours Before Sunrise? A Fragile Moment for Peace in Colombia

By on 7th February 2017

The FARC guerrilla and the Colombian Government have decided to give peace a chance. But a rise in killings of social activists and political leaders presents a serious risk to the implementation of their peace agreement. ‘It is always darkest just before the Day dawneth’, wrote the English historian and theologian Thomas Fuller in 1650[i]. […]

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