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18 February 2021
Great partial victory from AIJA member in significant human rights case involving the right to vote
Rodrigo Da Silva, an AIJA member native from Uruguay and an American citizen, shares his story on his partial victory related to violations concerning the right to vote by Uruguayan citizens living abroad.
In 2011, I filed a petition against my native country of Uruguay with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) where I am acting in dual capacity as petitioner and counsel. The petition deals with violations concerning the right to vote by Uruguayan citizens living abroad which are estimated to be about 15-20% of the total Uruguay citizenry (there are 3.4 million citizens residing in Uruguay and about 800,000 residing abroad). Uruguayans living abroad can only participate in all national elections if they travel to Uruguay on the date of the election. In other words, there is no mechanism to cast absentee ballots from abroad and it is now the last country in South America that is disenfranchising its citizens in this regard. The lack of implementation of a system for casting ballots from abroad is not only a violation of the Uruguayan Constitution which provides that “every citizen is a member of the sovereignty of the Nation, and as such is both an elector and eligible”, but also violates the American Convention of Human Rights.
21 January 2021
The Day of the Endangered Lawyer: A struggle to protect Azerbaijani lawyers
AIJA has joined again this year the international coalition of 32 law organisations and bar associations in recognising the Day of the Endangered Lawyer, which is commemorated on 24 January every year.
On 24 January 1977, four trade union lawyers and an employee were killed in their Madrid office simply for doing their job.
15 December 2020
AIJA Environmental & Energy Law Commission report on Circular Economy Day
For the Circular Economy Day, 18 November 2020, the AIJA Environmental & Energy Law Commission asked members for a contribution regarding the current state of the ‘circular economy’ in Belgium, Brazil, the EU, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Slovenia and Sweden.
All answers are purely informative and cannot be seen as a legal advice whatsoever.
Feel free to contact authors of each given section of this report for further advice.
- Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
- Commercial Fraud
- Corporate and M&A
- Environmental and Energy Law
- Healthcare and Life Sciences
- Immigration Law
- In-house Counsel
- Intellectual Property, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications
- International Arbitration
- International Business Law
- International Private Clients and Family Law