Javier Urizar Montes de Oca


Javier Urizar Montes de Oca (he/him) is an officer for the Legal and Business & Human Rights Programmes at the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), while also being their focal point in Latin America. He was a recipient of DLA Piper's Global Scholarships Programme and previously served as a human rights researcher (focused on the Inter-American System), an analyst for the Judicial Observatory of the Criminal Justice System, and a paralegal at the International Justice Mission in Guatemala.

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“Friends of the court” making the most of Amicus Curiae with UN Treaty Bodies

The practice of submitting Third Party Interventions (TPIs) – also known as Amicus Curiae briefs - is well established in Commonwealth jurisdictions, and it has become common practice within regional mechanisms such as the Inter-American and European Courts of Human Rights, and the African Court on Human and Peoples’ rights. Similarly, most of the eight UN…

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