• 2006 Delegation to Venezuela Submits Report: The Bolivarian Revolution and the Rule of Law

    Laura Safer Espinoza and Susan Scott, Task Force on the Americas A delegation of 16 lawyers, 6 law students and a filmmaker, who went to Caracas for a week in early February 2006, has completed a report, entitled “The Bolivarian Revolution and the Rule of Law.” The above link will take you to a pdf […]

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  • What is the Status of LGTB Rights in Cuba & the U.S.A?

    Daniela Castillo What are the most significant differences between LGTB rights in Cuba and the United States? In Cuba Employment: Cuba’s new labor code recognizes sexual orientation as a form of unacceptable discrimination. Gender identity was discussed, but evidently not so far included. Criminalization of Private Sex Acts: According to Dr. Alberto Roque, private homosexual […]

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  • 2006 Delegation to Venezuela Submits Report

    The Bolivarian Revolution and the Rule of Law By Laura Safer Espinoza and Susan Scott, Task Force on the Americas A delegation of 16 lawyers, 6 law students and a filmmaker, who went to Caracas for a week in early February 2006, has completed a report, entitled “The Bolivarian Revolution and the Rule of Law.” […]

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  • Legal Delegation Visits Haiti

    Ravi Reddy On March 6th, four law students from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law traveled to Haiti on behalf of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti and the Pittsburgh National Lawyer’s Guild Chapter to conduct research on the independence of the judiciary in Haiti. They published a report, The Independence of […]

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  • Accountability for International Development Banks and their Sponsors The Pending COHRE Petition for Atrocities in Guatemala

    By Bret Thiele and Mayra Gomez A petition filed by the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) in September, 2004, based on displacements and killings in Guatemala has been initially accepted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). The petition seeks to hold the Government of Guatemala, the Government of the United States, […]

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