GUIDEHuman 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...
BRIEFVictims’ Rights in Multicultural Contexts: The Case of Inés Fernández at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Through this ground-breaking case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights set an important precedent: creating reparations for the entire indigenous community in the case of human rights violations against one...
BRIEFLatin American Innovations in Microfinance Technology
In Latin America, innovations in microfinance come not only from new technology, but by focusing on the people and processes making use of that technology, achieving important advances in scale...
REVIEWELLA Expert Review: Extractive Industries and Conflict Management
Here Prof. Anthony Bebbington of Clark University offers his reaction to the ELLA knowledge materials on Extractive Industries and Conflict Management.
BRIEFSmall-scale and Informal Mining: A Big Problem for Latin American States
Latin America has experienced substantial growth and transformation in small-scale mining, meaning it is often no longer small or artisanal, but rather characterised by high informality and an increasing potential...
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGESpotlight 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...
REVIEWELLA Expert Review: Transparency and Access to Information
Here Toby Mendel, Executive Director of the Centre for Law and Democracy, offers his reaction to the ELLA knowledge materials on Transparency and Access to Information.
BRIEFMaking 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...
BRIEFRent Distribution and Extractive Industry Conflict: The Latin American Approach
Can rent distribution reduce extractive industries conflict? A focus on the Peruvian case helps highlight how and if these schemes could prove to be effective.
MULTIMEDIAVIDEO: Citizens Budgets: Spotlight on Guatemala and Venezuela
How can complex budget information be transformed and presented in an easy-to-understand way? This video highlights how Venezuela and Guatemala are using Citizen Budgets to do just that.