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Calling the trial of former Guatemalan President Efraín Ríos Montt, and his former head of military intelligence Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, “a historic and crucial experience in Guatemala’s establishment of the rule of law,” a Delegation of business lawyers from the U.S. and Latin America urges the resumption of the proceeding at the earliest possible date.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association is sponsoring a delegation of 10 lawyers from the United States, Chile, Peru and Bolivia to travel to Guatemala on August 12th and 13th to meet with individuals and organizations involved in the trial of former President Efrain Rios Montt and his former head of military intelligence, Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez.< Continue reading

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A report on a February research visit to Montenegro by a four-member team from the Swedish and New York City Bar Associations has found that while the laws governing the press are generally satisfactory, “the relationships between the independent press and the government and between the independent press and pro-government press are permeated by polarization and antagonism.”< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has a long-held, deep commitment to human rights and the rule of law worldwide. Our membership and committee activity reflect that we are based in the pre-eminent global city, with fifteen committees exclusively focused on international issues and many others also including international issues on their agendas.< Continue reading

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On April 23rd, the New York City Bar Association hosted a public forum called “LGBT Rights as Human Rights: Recent Legal Developments in Africa,” which considered developments in LGBT rights in relation to legislation in Africa that criminalizes same-sex activity or organizing on behalf of LGBT people.< Continue reading

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The Vance Center for International Justice and the New York City Bar Association have submitted an amicus brief to the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Chile – Chile’s highest constitutional court – summarizing U.S. federal and state freedom of information laws.< Continue reading

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The government of Chile must pay damages to a judge who was denied custody of her children because she is a lesbian, ruled the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in a case in which the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice coordinated the drafting and submission of an amicus curiae brief signed by the New York City Bar Association and over a dozen other organizations.< Continue reading

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Alexander Papachristou has joined the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice as Executive Director. Papachristou previously was president of the Near East Foundation and an investment manager and attorney practicing in Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. < Continue reading

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