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The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2018$
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Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190072506

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190072506.001.0001

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Introductory Note

Introductory Note

The Activity of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in 2017

(p.737) VIII.1 Introductory Note
The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2018

Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot

Oxford University Press

During 2017, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued ten judgments in contentious cases, four interpretations of previous judgments, and two advisory opinions. It was a year in which the Court issued several landmark cases. For the first time, it declared a violation of Article 26 of the American Convention, which enshrines economic, social, cultural, and environmental rights (ESCER). The Court also declared the right to a healthy environment as an autonomous right under Article 26, and developed its jurisprudence on the rights of LGBTI persons, particularly with respect to marriage equality, gender identity and gender expression. The Court also tackled a variety of other issues, such as the need to duly investigate sexual violence, the proper use of force by security personnel, and the need to protect human rights defenders in the exercise of their endeavors.

Keywords:   Economic, social, cultural and environmental rights, labor rights, job stability, healthy environment, sexual violence, use of force, human rights defenders, marriage equality, gender identity, gender expression

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