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Stolper Featured in "Voice of Experience" Profile on The Glass Hammer

Shearman & Sterling partner Antonia Stolper, head of the firm’s Capital Markets-Americas and Latin America groups, was featured as a "Voice of Experience" on The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business.

Read Antonia Stolper's "Voice of Experience" feature on The Glass Hammer


 

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Transitional Justice in Brazil:

Measuring Progress and Confronting Challenges

The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice (Vance Center), together with the Instituto de Estudos da Religião (ISER) is hosted a conference on Transitional Justice in Brazil: Measuring Progress and Confronting Challenges on December 2nd, 2013 at the New York City Bar.

This conference will bring together Brazilian and other international experts to reflect on Brazil’s current transitional justice initiatives in light of best practices and international standards, and to consider how Brazil can continue to move forward in addressing its past human rights violations to create a more just future.

PROGRAM AGENDA | SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

MATERIALS

Amnesty in the Age of Accountability

Prosecution in Latin America

Truth Commission in Brazil

Araguaia Case

Reparations and Impunity

The Onset of Remembering

The Past Emerges

 

SPEAKERS' PRESENTATIONS

The Historical Context of Transitional Justice

Brazilian Truth Commission

Monitoring the National Truth Commission in Brazil

Amnesty, Reparations and Transitional Justice in Brazil

 

Instituto de Estudos da Religião (ISER) is a Brazilian research institute that promotes the search for truth about human rights violations, fights impunity and state violence, and strengthens civil society’s participation in transitional justice.

   

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Introduction: The International Pro Bono Network

 

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Freedom of Information in Chile

The Committee on Communications and Media Law and the Vance Center for International Justice submitted an amicus brief in the Matter of the Constitutionality of Section 2 of Article 5 of the Access to Public Information Law to the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Chile. The case concerns a request under Chile’s freedom of information laws for access to certain e-mails sent to and from Chilean government e-mail addresses. This submission provides an overview of how U.S. freedom of information laws have been interpreted with regard to electronic communications, in the hope that it might be of assistance to the Constitutional Tribunal in its deliberations in this case. The brief notes that the purpose of the U.S. freedom of information laws is to promote the fundamental principle that citizens have a right to access their government’s public documents, while balancing the government’s ability to operate and privacy of governmental employees. Although there is variation in transparency laws across the fifty states and the U.S. federal government, there is a strong presumption in favor of disclosure and a clear trend in favor of public disclosure of government communications involving official business, whether or not those communications are in electronic or physical form and made to or from government computer systems.

   

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