Nicaragua brought a case before the International Court of Justice complaining of US involvement during its civil war. It argued that the US was responsible for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by a paramilitary group called the “Contras” because of the level of control it had over the group. Although the ICJ found […]
The Inter-American Court on Human Rights held Guatemala liable for its failure to protect street children from abuse and provide for their well-being. The Court ordered Guatemala to pay compensation, establish a school for street children, and provide for their social care and security generally.
Under Costa Rica’s Criminal Code, a judge must review bail decisions every 3 months an accused is in custody. Similar rules exist in El Salvador, Paraguay, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.
Ms Maria Eugenia Morales de Sierra was a married woman living in Guatemala, a mother, a working professional and the owner of property jointly acquired with her husband. Together with the Center for Justice and International Law, Ms Morales de Sierra challenged various provisions of the Guatemalan Civil Code, arguing that their differential treatment of […]
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