Hypothetical Case

2021 hypothetical case

Human Rights and States of Emergency: Unexpected Crisis and New Challenges

 

The Competition is based on a hypothetical case written by experts in the Inter-American human rights legal system and reflects a cutting-edge legal issue currently being debated in the region. The 2021 Hypothetical Case will be published on Human Rights Day on December 10, 2020. 

2020 hypothetical case

Previous topics have addressed:

  • Rule of Law and Human Rights: Strengthening Democratic Institutions
  • Gender Violence and International Human Rights Law
  • Emerging Challenges in the Relationship Between International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law
  • Extractive Industries and Human Rights
  • Transitional Justice, International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
  • Rights of Persons with Disabilities and International Human Rights Law
  • LGBTI Rights
  • State of emergency
  • Freedom of speech
  • Gender discrimination & rape
  • Freedom of press
  • Right to life
  • Torture
  • Fair trial
  • Labor unions
  • Indigenous rights
  • Terrorism
  • Environment and human rights
  • Migration
  • Freedom of expression
  • Transitional Justice, International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Previous authors have included:

  • Inter-American Commission on Human Rights attorneys
  • Former Indigenous Rights Rapporteur to the OAS
  • Leaders of prominent NGOs

To read past hypothetical cases, please visit the Past Competitions page and click on the title of the case you would like to read.

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