Latin America and the Caribbean

First Joint Law Report Published by African, European, and Inter-American Human Rights Courts

Justine N. Stefanelli

The first joint law report of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights, European Court of Human Rights, and the Inter-American Court of H

ICJ Renders Judgment on Jurisdiction in Guyana v. Venezuela Dispute

Justine N. Stefanelli

On Friday, December 18, 2020, the International Court of Justice issued its decision in

OAS Adopts Resolutions on Elections in Venezuela and Nicaragua

Justine N. Stefanelli

On October 21, 2020, the Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly adopted two resolutions on the right to free and fair elections.

The Promise of Multilateralism in Latin America

The Society's 114th Annual Meeting—and first Virtual Annual Meeting—took place June 25–26, 2020. The 2020 Annual Meeting theme, "The Promise of International Law," was an opportunity to reflect on the successes and failures of international law, while reaffirming our commitment to achieving its promise of a more just and peaceful world.

Brazil Supreme Court Ratifies Injunction to Protect Indigenous People From COVID-19

Emma Schoenberger

On August 5, 2020, the Plenary of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court voted in favor of an injunction that requires “the federal government to adopt measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 in th

Investment Facilitation Mechanisms and Access to Justice in Brazilian Investment Agreements

Since 2015, Brazil has concluded more than a dozen Cooperation and Facilitation Investment Agreements (CFIAs), in a radical departure from Brazil's earlier policy to remain out of the network of investment treaties.[1] These CFIAs include a novel system, encompassing mechanisms for preventing and settling disputes, which differs strikingly from traditional investor-state arbitration available under most bilateral investment treaties.

Sufyan Droubi