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Latin America Policy

July, 2022

Vance Center Joins Human Rights Submission on Guatemala

The Vance Center led the drafting and submission of a joint report on the status of judicial independence in Guatemala, as part of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review process. The organi... Read More

June, 2022

Vance Center Recognized at the Human Rights Council

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Diego García Sayán recognized the Vance Center’s research on the protection of lawyers against undue interference i... Read More

June, 2022

Vance Center and Fundacion Barra Mexicana Launch Rule of Law Initiative

As announced by a New York City Bar Association  press release,  the Vance Center and Fundación Barra Mexicana (FBM) established a joint committee to examine the challenges to the institutions... Read More

June, 2022

Vance Center Joins in the World Justice Forum

[Photo credit: Jaime Chavez Alor] Latin America Policy Director Jaime Chavez Alor participated in the World Justice Forum at The Hague, joining in a workshop session organized by the Vance Center... Read More

May, 2022

Vance Center Joins Statement on Guatemala and Continues Support to Judges in Central America

The Vance Center joined a recent New York City Bar Statement Condemning the Continuing Harassment and Criminalization of Justice Operators in Guatemala. The statement expresses grave concern for ... Read More

April, 2022

Vance Center Supports Judges in Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico

(Photo Credit: Jaime Chavez Alor) Earlier this month, Latin America Policy Director Jaime Chavez Alor traveled to Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia to conduct in- person sessions with judges as par... Read More