Human Rights

June, 2019

Vance Center Joins Annual Meeting of International Legal Assistance Consortium

Vance Center Programs Director Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste joined other members and staff of the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) at its Annual General Meeting hosted by the Law So... Read More

May, 2019

Vance Center Launches Research Project in Sierra Leone on Women’s Incarceration

Vance Center Programs Director Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste and Pro Bono Practice Fellow Sam Bookman traveled to Freetown, Sierra Leone, to kick off a research project on the causes and consequence... Read More

April, 2019

Vance Center Case Goes to Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hear a case against the state of Venezuela, which the Vance Center has assisted the Venezuelan human rights organization Observatorio Venezolano de P... Read More

February, 2019

Vance Center Initiates Inquiry to Secretary of State

The New York City Bar Association President, at the suggestion of the Vance Center, has written to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Jonathan Co... Read More

January, 2019

Vance Center Investigates Worrisome Human Rights Trend

A recent report in The Guardian revealed a disturbing trend, which the Vance Center has investigated: in the last nine months, the US State Department has effectively halted cooperation with Unit... Read More

December, 2018

The Year of the Woman: Vance Center Joins Global Movement on Women’s Rights

Even before the recent mid-term elections, many media dubbed 2018 “the year of the woman”. Women’s rights and gender equality dominated the agenda in the public and private spheres as an un... Read More

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