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International Court of Justice Advances Progressive Environmental Jurisprudence

This case is preceded by the 2015 ICJ decision which found that disputed territory between Costa Rica and Nicaragua belonged to Costa Rica, and that, by excavating three caños (channels) and establishing a military presence, Nicaragua violated Costa Rica’s territorial sovereignty. This finding rendered Nicaragua’s activities unlawful under international law, which gave rise to an obligation of reparation by Nicaragua.

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Affirms Rights Related to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression

Costa Rica requested the advisory opinion, seeking clarity on ACHR obligations relating to gender identity and same-sex partnerships and their application to its domestic legal order.

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Apr
2016

On 27 and 28 April 2016, over 20 human rights experts - including individuals, representatives of human rights organizations, and members of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from Costa Rica, Ecuador,...

On 3 June 2016, the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) sent ...

On 27 and 28 April 2016, over 20 human rights experts - including individuals, representatives of human rights organizations, and members of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador and...