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As a result of over a decade of international litigation, it was possible to establish that the individuals we represented were expelled from their own country in violation of the rights granted by the American Convention and other international human rights treaties because of the color of their skin.

In partnership with allied organizations, the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) will present 14 thematic hearings during the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights’ (IACHR) 153rd period of regular sessions.
The hearings will be held from Monday October 27 to Friday October 31 and will take place in the GSB building of the Organization of American States in Washington D.C.
Learn more about our hearings.

Washington, DC, October 23rd 2014- The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) ruled that the Dominican Republic violated the human rights of 26 people—among them 15 children—as a result of discrimination, forcible expulsions, denationalization policies and breach of duty to prevent statelessness.

In the case Expelled Dominican and Haitian Persons vs. The Dominican Republic, the IACHR determined that at the time the event took place there existed a " systematic pattern of expulsions , including through collective acts or procedures that did not involve an individualized analysis of Haitians and people of Haitian descent , which reflects a discriminatory conception. "

It is with great joy and admiration that CEJIL congratulates the Iniciativa Mesoamericana de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos (IM-Defensoras)  for winning the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award from the Institute on Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.

As a result of their fight for equality, peace and justice within Central America and Mexico, IM-Defensoras are an inspiration to all of us. They have improved the lives of hundreds of Human Right defenders and also contributed to the eradication of taboos through dialog. It is an honor to support their work.

Observation Mission on Human Rights in Paraguay

Between the November 11 and 14, CEJIL participated in an International Observation Mission on the Human Rights Situation in Paraguay. The Mission, formed by 43 representatives of diverse national and international social and human rights organizations, visited peasant and indigenous communities in four Paraguayan departments. The objective of the Mission was to reveal the human rights situation.

More information available here (in Spanish).