International Update

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights On October 5, 2018, Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center, Indian Law Resource Center, National Congress of American Indians, and National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center organized a thematic hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to address the extreme levels of violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. The…

International Update

By Jana L. Walker and Christopher Foley, Attorneys, Indian Law Resource Center UN Human Rights Council The Human Rights Council works to enhance the promotion and protection of human rights and to investigate human rights violations. During its 38th session in Geneva on June 18–July 6, the Council held its annual day-long discussion on women’s…

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Public Hearing

The extreme level of violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women in the United States is again gaining global attention. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights held a thematic hearing to investigate human rights concerns related to this crisis on October 5, 2018 at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, Colorado. “It…

Third Meeting of the Trilateral Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women

The Trilateral Working Group on Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls met for the third time in Mexico City, October 2–3. This year’s meeting focused on three themes: youth, entrepreneurship, and missing and murdered indigenous women. The Trilateral Working Group’s meetings are intended to provide governments and indigenous peoples the opportunity to engage in dialogue…