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Human Rights

April, 2021

Vance Center Presents at Human Rights Bodies on Women in Prison

The Human Rights and Access to Justice Program made two key presentations to international human rights bodies related to the Women in Prison initiative, which the program has pursued for three y... Read More

February, 2021

Vance Center Leads Discussion on Global Trends in Women’s Incarceration

The Vance Center organized two online workshops with members of its Women in Prison Network (WIP), focused on how a recent study of the causes and consequences of women’s incarceration in Sierr... Read More

December, 2020

Vance Center Secures Judicial Victory for Venezuelan Victims

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights rendered judgment in favor of victims, represented since 2015 by the Vance Center’s Human Rights Program and White & Case, in Mota Abarullo and others v... Read More

December, 2020

Vance Center Commemorates Bangkok Rules 10th Anniversary

The Vance Center’s Human Rights and Access to Justice Program, under its Women in Prison Project, launched a social media campaign  to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Ru... Read More

October, 2020

Vance Center Organizes Training for Sierra Leone Police

(Photo Credit: Isabella Cordua) The Vance Center and local partner organization AdvocAid[1] facilitated a series of training workshops for police officers in Sierra Leone, as part of the Vance Ce... Read More

September, 2020

Vance Center Presents Venezuelan Victim Testimony to Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights recently held a virtual proceeding to consider testimony from two victims in the case Mota Abarullo and others v. Venezuela. The case concerns the death o... Read More