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International Human Rights Law

Alvarez Martinez has extensive and recognized experience in international human rights law. The firm’s legal staff has wide academic and professional training in the defense of human rights.

For a variety of reasons, when victims of human rights violations, and people at risk of such violations, are unable to find adequate protection of their rights in their country, international jurisdiction often arises as an appropriate alternative to obtain independent and impartial justice and reparations.

We provide counsel on:

  • Strategic litigation of individual cases before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and/or before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR);
  • Requests for precautionary measures before the IACHR and provisional measures before the IACtHR;
  • Preparation and presentation of thematic hearings or individual cases before the IACHR;
  • Presentation of complaints and requests for urgent appeals to the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, such as the Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions and different thematic and country rapporteurs;
  • Strategic litigation of individual cases before the Committees established by the different Covenants on Human Rights of the United Nations, such as the Human Rights Committee, the Committee against Torture and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women; and
  • Expert reports on the independence and/or impartiality of national courts, based on international human rights standards.

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Alvarez Martinez has extensive and recognized experience in international human rights law in Washington DC.

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For a variety of reasons, when victims of human rights violations, and people at risk of such violations, are unable to find adequate protection of their rights in their country, international jurisdiction often arises as an appropriate alternative to obtain independent and impartial justice and reparations.

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The firm’s legal staff of attorneys has wide academic and professional training in the defense of human rights.

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The Office of Human Rights (OHR) was established to eradicate discrimination, increase equal opportunity and protect human rights for persons who live, work, or visit in the District of Columbia.

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