The “Leyes Modelo” Framework of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO) and its role in the advancement of Human Rights in the Region Author: Andrés Laguna Martino Throughout the 20th Century, decolonization from former European powers had become a wide reality for most of Latin America and the Caribbean
The United Nations and the strengthening of international law and justice in an insecure world Author: Mario Beltran-Mainero Justice and international law are necessary elements in a functioning and peaceful nation-state system. In that sense, one of the principal functions of the United Nations (UN), an entity created to maintain
To what extent is there a tension between individual human rights and collective rights in international human rights law? Author: Michaela A. Bosshard According to some critics, there is an inherent incompatibility between individual human rights and collective rights, both from a legal and from an ideological perspective. For some
The phenomenon of the Child Soldiers between International Law, UN Humanitarian Action and State responsibility. In memory of Samuel Opiyo Author: Elianna Baldi We worked in Central African Republic (CAR) from 2011 to 2019. In 2016 we met a Ugandan boy, Samuel Opiyo, who escaped from the Lord’s Resistance Army
Analysis of the Right to Self-Determination Author: Tyler Troyer Translated into Spanish by Gilma Cristina Sánchez Cossio Introduction The right to self-determination is an inalienable group right for all people to decide their political status, economic development, and social and cultural values. This right is enshrined in the United Nations
Human Rights of Unaccompanied Migrant Children: Focus on Detention Author: Nathalie de Larminat Translated into Spanish by Florencia Prieto Introduction The Rights of the Child, which for the first time identifies children as independent individual subjects of international law, is a new concept. It is only in 1989 that the
While it may take a gargantuan effort, it is not far-fetched that ASEAN member-states can eventually find consensus on creating a regional human rights court. The incorporation of human rights provisions in the ASEAN Charter and the establishment of the AICHR are themselves strong indications that it is possible.