Posts Tagged ‘Latin America’

OAS adopts convention against discrimination

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June 11, 2013
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The General Assembly of the Organization of American States has adopted the long awaited Convention Against All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance, along with a parallel Convention Against Racism, Racial Discrimination and Related Forms of Intolerance. The first, more general document, prohibits discrimination in public and private life on numerous bases, including sex, sexual orientation, […]

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Spanish court bars transgender asylum seeker

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July 22, 2012
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Spain’s National Court (Audencia Nacional) has denied the asylum claim of a transgender Colombian national. The individual, whose identifying details were not reported in the original story by Spain’s El Diaro De Cádiz, had been living in Spain since 2000 but entered deportation proceedings in March 2011. Despite urging from no less an advocate than […]

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LGBT Law Update: Latin America

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July 20, 2012
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A major breakthrough in sexual orientation law in Latin America occurred earlier this year: the ruling of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that Chilean authorities unlawfully discriminated against Judge Karen Atala Riffo by denying her custody of her children based on her sexual orientation.  Now there is an English translation of the Atala decision; […]

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