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Human Rights

July, 2020

Vance Center’s Network Submits Open Letters on Covid-19 Pandemic Impact on Women in Prison

Members of the Women in Prison Network, convened by the Vance Center, submitted open letters to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Righ... Read More

July, 2020

Vance Center Launches Report on Women’s Incarceration in Sierra Leone

The number of women in prison has dramatically increased around the world in recent years, yet little is known about the causes and consequences of women’s incarceration. Read More

June, 2020

City Bar Adopts Policy Statement on Business and Human Rights

The New York City Bar Association adopted a pioneer policy statement on Business and Human Rights. The Vance Center’s Human Rights Program had initiated the process of developing the statement ... Read More

June, 2020

Vance Center’s Women in Prison Project Recognized by International Peers

The Vance Center’s Women in Prison Project, and specifically the Project’s initiatives to address the Covid-19 pandemic in places of detention for women in the Global South, recently have rec... Read More

May, 2020

Vance Center and ILAC study Covid-19’s impact on the judiciary in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Vance Center and the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) have begun a study on how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the judiciary in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More

March, 2020

Vance Center Joins Incarceration Conference

(Cover of global report discussed during the Conference | Photo Credit: Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste) At the invitation of Penal Reform International, Vance Center Programs Director Marie-Claude Je... Read More