Human Rights

May, 2022

The Women in Prison Network Pays Tribute to Kathy Boudin

Women prisoners’ rights advocate Kathy Boudin passed away on May 1, 2022, leaving a legacy of relentless advocacy for the rights of incarcerated women. Kathy was a founding member and driving f... Read More

April, 2022

Vance Center Supports Amicus Filing Challenging Brazil’s Amnesty Law

The Human Rights and Access to justice Program contributed to a recently-filed amicus brief challenging the application of Brazil’s 1979 amnesty law to crimes against humanity. The case comes i... Read More

February, 2022

Vance Center and OSCE Discuss Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Vance Center’s Human Rights Program and the international law firm Debevoise & Plimpton presented the findings and recommendations of their report “Sexual and gender-based violence in pla... Read More

December, 2021

Vance Center Highlights Accountability Work in Brazil

On International Human Rights Day, Vance Center’s Human Rights Program highlighted the work of client Instituto Vladimir Herzog in Brazil, named after journalist Vladimir Herzog, victim of Braz... Read More

November, 2021

Vance Center Focuses on SLAPPs

Vance Center Executive Director Alex Papachristou spoke on a panel “London Calling: Why is England the ‘ideal’ SLAPP jurisdiction?” at the Anti-SLAPP Conference “Countering Legal Threat... Read More

October, 2021

Vance Center leads Latin American and Caribbean Bar Association Discussion on Business and Human Rights

The Vance Center held a virtual session: “Bar Associations and the Business and Human Rights Agenda: A Regional Vision 10 years after the Guiding Principles” as part of the United Nations VI ... Read More