Monday, May 23, 2016

Severe Financial Crisis at the IACHR Threatens Human Rights Infrastructure

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights reported on May 23 that a severe financial crisis has forced it to suspend hearings and that it anticipates laying off 40 percent of its staff on July 31, 2016.  Here is a link to this alarming press release, with background information on how this situation has developed over the years.  A report in the Jamaican Observer describes just one of the pending human rights claims that will be affected by this suspension.

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