On April 27, 2009, Women's Link Worldwide submitted an amicus curiae before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case Gonzalez and Others V. México, known as Campo Algodonero (Cotton Field Case). The amicus argues that the disappearances, the violence and killings are part of a pattern of systematic violence based on gender, social status and age, which has as targets, the women in Ciudad Juarez.
Women's Link presented this amicus with the objective of giving information to the Court on the States' obligations concerning the return of individuals who have been trafficked across international borders to their countries of origin.
Amicus on the right to abortion as a form of reparation for minors victims of sexual violence in Argentina.
At Women's Link, we consolidated our strategic alliance with the Association for Civil Rights (ADC) to support their strategic litigation projects, which aim to promote and guarantee the right to safe and legal abortion in Argentina. As part of this work, we filed an amicus on the right to abortion as a form of reparation for minors victims of sexual violence before the Supreme Court.
In April of 2010, Women's Link Worldwide and the Public Interest Law of CIDE in México filed an amicus curiae before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights focused on the international human rights standards that frame sexual violence as a form of torture and on the requirement for integral reparation for victims of sexual violence.
Amicus submitted in the case Karen Atala and daughters vs. Chile. Inter-American Court of Human Rights
On September 2011, Women's Link Worldwide submitted a brief to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights supporting the Commission’s finding that the decision of the Supreme Court of Chile, which had stripped Karen Atala of custody of her three daughters for the sole reason that she is a lesbian living with her female partner, constituted discriminatory treatment and arbitrary interference in her private and family life in violation of the American Convention on Human Rights.