Publications | ELLA
6
Feb
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

A Land Title is not Enough: Ensuring Sustainable Land Restitution in Colombia

This report from Amnesty International provides a summary of the national and international legal human rights framework that should be underpinning the efforts of the Colombian state to return illegally acquired land to its rightful occupants and examines in detail the many obstacles that land claimants are still facing in their struggle to return home in a sustainable manner.

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12
Dec
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Measuring Open Data’s Impact of Brazilian National and Sub-national Budget Transparency Websites and its Impacts on People’s Rights

This exploratory research from the Brazilian Institute for Socioeconomic Studies is designed to contribute to increasing knowledge about open data in Brazil. The research is divided into two stages, namely, a quantitative and a qualitative stage.

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11
Dec
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Measuring Compliance with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: The Ongoing Challenge of Judicial Independence in Latin America

In this paper, published in the Nordic Journal of Human Rights, Dr. Cecilia Bailliet examines the implementation of resolutions of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights relating to the accountability of the military for human rights violations in Latin America.

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28
Nov
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Americas: Transforming Pain into Hope: Human Rights Defenders in the Americas

This report from Amnesty International highlights both the enormous progress that human rights defenders in the Americas region have helped bring about, and the dangers that they continue to face.

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25
Sep
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

ELLA Promoting Human Rights Knowledge Materials now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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15
Jul
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Health, Citizenship, and Human Rights Advocacy Initiative: Improving Access to Health Services in Mexico

In early 2009 Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación initiated an advocacy project called Health, Citizenship, and Human Rights (Salud, Ciudadanía y Derechos Humanos, SCyDH), which aimed to improve access to and availability of health services for socially excluded groups in Mexico.

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20
Jun
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

ELLA Human Rights Study Tour to Mexico

In May and June of 2013, 11 human rights practitioners from Asia and Africa came on a Study Tour to Mexico to learn about different human rights experiences. This tour was organised by Fundar, a Mexican civil society organisation working on human rights and the advancement of substantive democracy.

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30
Apr
2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Human Rights - Module 1: A Framework to Protect and Defend Human Rights

The advancement of human rights is a persistent challenge in the global South. Participants in an online learning programme from Asia, Africa and Latin America reflected on the usefulness of establishing and enforcing legal frameworks to protect and defend human rights.

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30
Apr
2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Human Rights - Module 2: Promoting and Guaranteeing Human Rights

Participants from Asia, Africa and Latin America reflected on mechanisms for promoting and guaranteeing human rights, and how these could be adapted to their own contexts.

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30
Apr
2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Human Rights - Module 3: Collective and Ethnic Minority Rights

Practitioners from Africa, Asia and Latin American reflected on ways to respect and protect collective and ethnic minority rights.

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26
Aug
2013
BRIEFS

Judicial Reviews: An Innovative Mechanism to Enforce Human Rights in Latin America

Through ground-breaking rulings, judges in Latin America are driving social change by ordering governments to restore and enforce human rights.

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18
Jul
2013
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Spotlight on Publications: Judicial Review for Enforcing Human Rights in Latin America

This list of key publications presents various cases from the region and provides insight into the role of the judiciary and other actors – such as public agencies, legislators, plaintiffs, civil society, scholars, and activists – in implementing, enforcing and monitoring compliance of judicial rulings.

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2
Jul
2013
BRIEFS

Integral Redress: The Case of Oaxaca, Mexico

In this ground-breaking case, victims of human rights violations formed a united front to demand integral redress from a government responsible for past abuses and crimes, highlighting how an integral approach to redress can happen in practice.

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9
May
2013
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Spotlight on Publications: Human Rights in Latin America

Strong national human rights institutions, an active regional human rights court, a human rights approach to budgeting and strategic litigation by civil society: these are just some of the innovative approaches Latin American countries are taking to improve human rights across the region. The publications presented in this Spotlight provide insight into some of the key issues and experiences from Latin America.

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19
Apr
2013
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Women's Land: Reflections on Rural Women’s Access to Land in Latin America

Strengthening women’s access to land and control over its use is not just a matter of agricultural development and food security, but a question of human rights and justice for women.

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1
Apr
2013
MULTIMEDIA

VIDEO: Judicial Control of Public Policies and Budget Allocations: Experiences from Argentina, Colombia and Mexico

Judicial control of budget allocations and public policies is one of the most promising tools to advance and enforce social, economic, cultural and environmental rights.

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1
Mar
2013
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS

Spotlight on Key Human Rights Organisations

This Spotlight presents some of the key organisations working on human rights in the Latin America region. These organisations are playing a significant role in advancing human rights by providing innovative mechanisms to promote and guarantee human rights, and carrying out advocacy, research and capacity building initiatives.

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27
Feb
2013
MULTIMEDIA

VIDEO: An Overview of Human Rights in Latin America

What is the current status of human rights in the Latin America region? What challenges persist and what lessons can be shared?

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29
Jan
2013
GUIDE

Human Rights in Latin America

Strong national human rights institutions, an active regional human rights court, a human rights approach to budgeting, civil society's strategic litigation: these are just some of Latin America’s innovative approaches to addressing human rights.

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15
Nov
2012
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Spotlight on Publications: National Human Rights Institutions in Latin America

This Spotlight presents a selection of publications that assess the main features, history, work and impact of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in Latin America. Selected by human rights experts at Fundar, these publications highlight a variety of Latin American experiences in which NHRIs have had a significant impact on promoting and defending human rights.

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30
Oct
2012
BRIEFS

Making Human Rights Real: Two Latin American Experiences in the Rights Based Approach to Policymaking

Argentina and the Government of Mexico City are implementing innovative administrative and public policy changes to make human rights a reality. Advances in both countries are uneven, though both experiences have important outcomes to share.

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25
Sep
2012
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS

Spotlight on Key Organisations Supporting and Strengthening National Human Rights Institutions in Latin America

This Spotlight presents some of the key Latin American organisations working to support the strengthening of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the region, and highlights some of the most important NHRIs in Latin America.

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18
Sep
2012
BRIEFS

Latin America’s National Human Rights Institutions: Fostering Democratic Transitions and Guaranteeing Human Rights

National Human Rights Institutions have played a key role in Latin America’s recent history and democratic transition. They have taken a distinct form in the region compared to the rest of the world, one which reflects the specific context and historical moment of Latin America.

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