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Human Rights and Access to Justice

The Vance Center for International Justice of the New York City Bar Association is offering a paid post-graduate fellowship in its Human Rights and Access to Justice Program starting in September 2015 for 6 months renewable for another six months, based on performance. Please find attached the announcement. We would be grateful if you could share it with your students. The deadline for application is August 7th, 2015. No Phone calls please.

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Vance Center Focuses on LGBTI Rights (click here for more).

The Inter-American Commission acknowledges the contribution of the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice for its research and analysis of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights on preventive detention (click here for the report - Spanish).

The Vance Center joins six other organizations as the newest members of the ICRtoP (click here for more).

Media Coverage on Colombia Conference


El Tiempo

El Espectador

Minuto 30

In other news

Colombia and FARC rebels agree to form truth commission, to read full article click here.


On February 7, Vance Center Environment Program Director Susan Kath spoke on a panel, Climate Change, Global Health and Human Rights, sponsored by Princeton University's Program in Global Health and Health Policy (click here for more).

When the UN General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development held its seventh session on January 6-10, Vance Center Environment Program staff attorney Clea Bowdery participated in a side event organized by the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (“GAHP”) (click here fore more).

Analysis of Regulatory Framework for Contaminated Sites Management in the Americas (click here for more).

Regulatory Best Practices for Remediation of Legacy Toxic Contamination (click here for more).

Health and Development

O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health and Law (click here for more).

Free Expression, Media and Information

Vance Center partner Committee to Protect Journalists has released its annual assessments of threats to press freedom (click here for more).

Kenya Editor's Guild, Kenya Union of Journalists, and the Kenya Correspondents Association pitches their case against draconian media laws (click here for more).

Women in the Profession

Abogadas MX; New Mentoring Program Launches in Mexico (click here for full article)

Honeywell Joins Innovative New Mentoring Initiative for Women Lawyers in Mexico (click here for full article)

Women lawyers met in Uruguay on March 12  to discuss opportunities and challenges for women in the legal profession (click here for more Spanish).

Vance Center Committee/International Council Features

Vance Center pro bono partner authors article on pro bono practice in Mexico (click here for more)

Vance Center International Council Member Ambassador Hans Corell discusses the challenges facing the International Criminal Court in the Winter 2014 Issue of the International Judicial Monitor (click here for more).

Truth and Reconciliation in Latin America - Jonathan Hamilton (click here for more)

Vance Center partner Comision Pro Bono Argentina celebrated the incorporation of  AIG's legal department. To view full article click here.

Guatemala Delegation News Coverage


Agencia Guatemalteca de Noticias

Eje Central

Estrategia & Negocios

Fox News Latino

La Gente

La Primerisima

Listin Diario

Panama America


Terra Networks