April 9, 2018

Tomorrow, April 10: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Protection of LGBTQI Rights


April 10, 2018

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Protection of LGBTQI Rights

12:00- 1:00 p.m.
WCC 2012

Lunch will be provided

Please join HLS Lambda for a discussion with Ana Helena Chacón, Vice President of Costa Rica, on the landmark Advisory Opinion 24 issued last January by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights regarding same-sex marriage and transgender rights. The Court resolved that same-sex couples should be recognized and guaranteed “all the rights that are derived from a family bond between people of the same sex” and that governments must guarantee access “to all existing forms of domestic legal systems, including the right to marriage, in order to ensure the protection of all the rights of families formed by same-sex couples without discrimination.” The Opinion sets precedent for 19 other Latin American and Caribbean countries that have agreed to abide by the Court’s decisions.

In addition to being the Vice President of Costa Rica, Madame Chacón acted as the Representative of Costa Rica in the case before the Inter-American Court and is globally recognized as a vocal champion for LGBT rights.

This event is being co-sponsored by La Alianza and the Harvard Women’s Law Association.

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