IIHR Journal No.61

Fecha: (8/25/2015 10:35:05 AM)

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The IIHR is pleased to announce the release of the 61st volume of its Journal, published uninterruptedly since 1985. The articles refer to the issues on political rights and electoral law; economic, social and cultural rights and socially vulnerable people; and the interaction between international and domestic law.

The first topic includes the following: “Framework to build an anti-corruption model for political parties in Mexican electoral law” by Guillermo Rafael Gomez Romo de Vivar; “Chile’s jurisdictional and electoral system,” where Carlos Manuel Rosales makes an analysis from the restoration of the electoral authorities in 1989, and “Direitos humanos e direitos politicos: perspectivas e tendências do direito eleitoral perante o Sistema Interamericano de Direitos Humanos”, by Victor de Andrade, a case study on Lopez Mendoza vs Venezuela and Gustavo Francisco Petro vs Colombia.

Contributions on the second topic were varied, such as: “The protection of human of separated and unaccompanied immigrant minors from Central America” in which Raquel Herrera Escribano contextualizes the issue, analyzes international protection and presents ideas for the creation of public policies and programs of international cooperation. Gerardo Cerabona, in “Denial of economic and social rights and child poverty,” evaluates this multidimensional phenomenon that violates human rights, and the states’ obligations to eradicate it. Andrés Vázquez, by studying social exclusion and discrimination and how to approach it in international and academic fields, identifies some contributions and pending issues for public policy formulation in “Human dignity and social exclusion. Contributions of UNESCO’s declaration against racial discrimination in the second half of the 20th century, for the creation of public policies to deal with social and cultural exclusion in Latin America”. Ana María Rodino, in “Education focused on human rights as a practice to help building social inclusion,” reviews the relationship between education, human rights and social inclusion as well as the progress in teaching and educational practices indicates the political-pedagogical spaces that promote social inclusion. On the other hand, Carlos López Dawson analyzes funding in education and its guarantee by the state in “Right to the education: a necessary debate.” Finally, “Indigenous rights before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: a call for a pro-homine interpretation” by Valerio de Oliveira Mazzuoli and Dilton Ribeiro discusses the pro homine principle in the jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in regards to indigenous peoples’ rights.

There are two articles on specific cases regarding the third topic. The first “Legacies of impunity and faces of the truth in Guatemala. Reflections on the trial for genocide (case Ríos Monett)” by Luis Miguel Gutiérrez and Jorge Rodríguez, in which contradictions and dilemmas of the process in light of the obligation to investigate, prosecute and punish the crime of genocide in accordance with inter-American jurisprudence, are analyzed. “The comprehensive reform of the military justice system in Argentina motivated by the fulfillment of the obligations arising from the American Convention on Human Rights” by Anabella Sandri Fuentes, discusses the 2009 reform that took place to comply with the obligations and standards of protection resulting from the American Convention on Human Rights.

Download the edition  No. 61, aquí.

Text adapted from the presentation of the journal by the Executive Director, José Thompson.