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IACHR | The US must keep funding human rights body

The US must not cut funding for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, urge fifty civil society organisations and experts. The Commission plays a key role promoting democratic processes and better human rights standards across the Americas. The US should give it strong political and financial backing.

LGBTI rights | Inter-American Court relies on Yogyakarta Principles and YP+10 in landmark decision

In a landmark Opinion, the regional human rights court of the Americas has upheld the rights of trans persons and same-sex couples. Referring to the Yogyakarta Principles and the Yogyakarta Principles plus 10, the Court advised Costa Rica that it should ensure that trans persons can change their name and gender markers on identity documents, and that same-sex couples enjoy full family rights – including marriage.