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Threats to Judicial Independence in Mexico: Worrying political pressure against judge who provisionally suspended the reform of the Electricity Industry Law

25 Mar 2021   |   Press Release
Washington, D.C., March 25, 2021. DPLF expresses concern about the comments of the President of the Republic of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, questioning the impartiality of the judge who temporarily suspended a legislative reform promoted by the Executive and requesting the Judiciary Council to investigate him disciplinar... More

THE REACTIVATION OF REQUEST TO LIFT IMMUNITY OF CONSTITUTIONAL COURT MAGISTRATES THREATENS RESPECT FOR JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE IN GUATEMALA

11 Mar 2021   |   Press Release
Guatemala City, San Jose, Washington DC, March 11, 2021.  The international human rights organizations subscribed below express our concern about the most recent request to lift the immunity of Constitutional Court (CC) magistrates Gloria Porras and Francisco De Mata Vela.   The petition threatens the independence of the judiciary and vio... More

DPLF condemns Trump-incited insurrection at US Capitol, calls for accountability

12 Jan 2021   |   Press Release
Washington, D.C., January 12, 2021 – The Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) denounces in the strongest possible terms the insurrection at the US Capitol last week by extremist supporters of President Donald J. Trump. Since the November 2020 election, Trump has repeatedly advanced false claims and baseless conspiracy theories that his l... More

Nicaragua: CSOs denounce authorities’ intensified repression of activists, human rights defenders, and journalists

18 Sep 2020   |   Press Release
September 18th, 2020. The signatories of this letter denounce the repression of activists and those perceived as opponents of the Nicaraguan government at the hands of state agents during the celebration of Nicaragua’s Independence Day. Nicaraguan organizations recorded human rights violations carried out with a clear intent to intimidate tho... More

Opening of our new office in El Salvador

20 Aug 2020   |   Press Release
As of August, DPLF, a regional organization based in Washington DC, that uses advocacy and research to promote stronger rule of law and more effective justice systems across Latin America, will now have permanent representation in El Salvador, which will continue –and strengthen- our work around justice and human rights issues in Central... More

How Mexico is Lagging in Transforming its National Prosecutor’s Office: New Report Examines the Institution’s Performance and Identifies Challenges Ahead to Address Impunity

19 Aug 2020   |   Press Release
Washington, D.C.—Mexico’s National Prosecutor’s Office (Fiscalía General de la República, FGR) must take significant steps to more effectively challenge the impunity, grave human rights violations, and corruption that are contributing to record levels of violence in the country. A new report by the Washington Office... More

Statement by Civil Society Organizations on the Occasion of the New Resolution to be Voted on by the UN Human Rights Council: “Promoting and Protecting Human Rights in Nicaragua”

12 Jun 2020   |   Press Release
June 12, 2020 – We, the undersigned civil society organizations, wish to express our alarm to the UN Human Rights Council regarding the continuing repression in Nicaragua, rapid deterioration of the situation due to the spread of COVID-19, absence of a response from the State, and reluctance of the State to respond to the calls made by the Hi... More

Letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights regarding concerns about the autonomy of the Fiscalía General de la República and state prosecutors’ offices in México

06 May 2020   |   Press Release
DPLF, together with more than 130 civil society organizations, groups of victims, and human rights defenders in Mexico as well as the Open Society Justice Initiative, submitted this letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to provide relevant and updated information regarding concerns about the ability of Mexico’s prosecutors... More

El Salvador: International NGOs urge President Bukele to take action on reported police abuses during COVID-19 Pandemic and to comply with Supreme Court decisions

30 Apr 2020   |   Press Release
OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT NAYIB BUKELE OF EL SALVADOR ON BEHALF OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Dear Mr. President: We, the undersigned organizations, recognize the efforts of the government of El Salvador to respond to the unprecedented public health crisis posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic. We write to you, however, to express our deep co... More

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