Human Rights

March, 2024

Vance Center’s Women in Prison Network Leads IACHR Hearing on Women Deprived of Liberty

Vance Center Staff Attorney Astrid Reyes (third from right) with presenters from the Women in Prison Network after the thematic hearing on the right to reintegration of women deprived of liberty,... Read More

February, 2024

Vance Center Visits Guatemala During IACHR Evaluation of Precautionary Measures for Imprisoned Journalist

Vance Center Special Counsel Douglass Cassel (center) and IACHR representatives visit imprisoned journalist José Rubén Zamora in his cell. Photo: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights The I... Read More

November, 2023

Vance Center Organizes Dialogue on Rights of LGBTQ+ Persons in Venezuela

On November 22, the Vance Center organized and led a meeting between Venezuelan human rights organizations and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Commissioner and Rapporteur on... Read More

June, 2023

Vance Center Continues Advocating with IACHR in Zamora Case

A hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. (Photo credit: CIDH/Flickr) On June 9, on the eve of Zamora’s conviction and sentencing on money laundering charges, the Commissi... Read More

April, 2023

Vance Center Joins Statements on Judicial Threats in Guatemala and Mexico, Moves Ahead with Guatemalan Judge’s Case at Inter-American Commission

Guatemala National Palace, Guatemala City. (Photo credit: Shutterstock) In a “Second statement condemning the Mexican President’s attacks on judicial independence,” published in English... Read More

February, 2023

Vance Center Organizes Regional Conference on Strategic Litigation on Women in Prison

Participants in the Vance Center’s conference on strategic litigation initiatives on women in prison in Latin America and the Caribbean, Bogotá, Colombia, January 2023. (Photo credit: Vanc... Read More