Human Rights

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

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