March 24, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Philip Alston on Tuesday warned that poverty in Chile "remains under the radar for many policy-makers ... despite the country's impressive array of anti-poverty programs." Alston noted that although Chile serves as a model for much of Latin ...[read more]
October 16, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Amaury Reyes-Torres of Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) in Mexico, discusses Baskin v. Bogan and argues that the opinion presents an alternative approach to the equal protection standard of review for discriminatory acts...The right to equality or the right to equal ...[read more]
September 21, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Former El Salvador President Francisco Flores was taken into custody on Saturday after a court repealed his house arrest. Francisco is being held as he awaits trial on charges of corruption and embezzling More than USD $15 million, part of which is alleged to have come as aid from the Taiwanese ...[read more]
August 4, 2013
by Blake Lynch
A Brazilian court on Saturday sentenced 25 police officers to lengthy prison terms for their role in the 1992 Carandiru prison massacre. Each defendant was sentenced to 624 years for the use of deadly force during the riot, which was one of the worst of its kind in Latin America, but no convicted ...[read more]
March 13, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On March 13, 2012, the Supreme Court of Argentina unanimously ruled that a rape victim cannot be prosecuted for seeking an abortion. The decision came on the heels of a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) that criticized the lack of access to safe abortions in Argentina. Much like the rest of the ...[read more]
February 11, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
The UN International Labor Organization (ILO) on Friday released a report urging greater efforts to end forced labor. The ILO estimates that 21 million people are subject to forced labor, which often includes human trafficking for labor exploitation. The report stressed the need for more stringent ...[read more]
August 30, 2012
by Jordan Barry
JURIST Guest Columnist Emi MacLean, human rights attorney, argues that New York City has effectively criminalized protests by the actions taken against Occupy Wall Street since September 2011...On July 25, 2012, the Protest and Assembly Rights Project a coalition of law school clinics... ...[read more]
March 21, 2012
by Katherine Getty
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Monday that victims of the $7 million Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Allen Stanford may pursue a class action lawsuit. Stanford was convicted of defrauding victims in America and in Latin America. Monday's decision overturned a lower court decision ...[read more]
March 6, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A jury in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Tuesday convicted financier Allen Stanford on charges of orchestrating a $7 billion Ponzi scheme affecting investors in both the US and Latin America. Stanford was convicted on 13 of 14 charges, including conspiracy to commit ...[read more]
February 16, 2012
by Jamie Reese
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday called for the reduction of overcrowding to improve poor prison conditions in Latin America following a prison fire in Honduras. The fire occurred this past Tuesday and killed more than 300 inmates while injuring dozens more. According to HRW, Honduras ...[read more]

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