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Amicus Curiae Brief Submitted to Inter-American Court on Human Rights in the matter of Karen Atala v. Republic of Chile

From June to August of this year, the Vance Center coordinated the drafting of an amicus curiae brief in the matter of Karen Atala v. Chile for submission to the Inter-American Court on Human Rights in September. The brief argues that the weight of international authority holds that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates human rights, and that lesbian and gay parenting is compatible with the best interests of the child.The brief was prepared by attorneys at Morrison & Foerster, the International Women's Human Rights Clinic of the City University of New York, and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission on behalf of Amnesty International; ARC International; Center for Constitutional Rights; Consultar√° para los Derechos Humanos y el Desplazamiento; Council for Global Equality; Human Rights Watch; International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission; International Women's Human Rights Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law; Lawyers for Children, Inc.; Legal Aid Society of New York; Legal Momentum; MADRE; National Center for Lesbian Rights; National Economic and Social Rights Initiative; New York City Bar Association (LGBT Committee); and Women's Link Worldwide. Read brief in English or Spanish.

 

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Latin Lawyer Magazine Publishes Annual Survey of Pro Bono in Latin America

Latin Lawyer Magazine has published its annual survey of pro bono in Latin America. The full report is available on Latin Lawyer's website. One of the articles highlights the importance of financial support of pro bono clearinghouses:"Pro Bono 2011: Time is NOT Money," by Rosie Creswell and Emiliano Melino.

   

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