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