International organizations condemn repression against protests in Nicaragua

20 Jul 2018   |   Press Release
On July 18, eleven international organizations condemned the repression against protests in Nicaragua, and urged the Nicaraguan government to respect human rights. In addition, they urged the government to stop the violent acts committed; guarantee freedom of expression and assembly; cease arbitrary detentions and guarantee access to legal defense... More

DPLF and other NGOs send letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to address human rights concerns in Mexico

12 Jul 2018   |   Press Release
DPLF and other NGOs sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to address human rights concerns during his upcoming visit to Mexico. Pompeo is scheduled to meet tomorrow, Friday July 13, with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. This visit comes at a crucial moment, as the tran... More

Corruption and Human Rights in the Northern Triangle

27 Jun 2018   |   News
RSVP Wednesday, 27 June 2018 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Inter-American Dialogue 1155 15th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005 The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), the Inter-American Dialogue and the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) invite you to the following panel discussion: In 2015, Guatemala’s H... More

Independent experts launch report evaluating candidates for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

31 May 2018   |   Press Release
Washington D.C., May 31, 2018 —A group of four leading regional human rights experts has called on the Organization of American States (OAS) and its member states to strengthen their commitment to a more transparent selection of judges to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, while also reviewing the four candidates standing for election... More

Promoting Accountability in El Salvador: The Case of El Mozote

23 May 2018   |   News
On February 27, 2018, The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission held a briefing to ensure accountability for grave human rights abuses committed during El Salvador’s civil war, examined through the lens of the El Mozote massacre. The briefing reviewed the history of the massacre and its impact, discussed the challenges involved in the legal... More

Combating Corruption in Mexico: Challenges and Opportunities

18 May 2018   |   News
RSVP May 30, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am Inter-American Dialgoue, 1155 15th St NW, Suite 800 Corruption has proven to be one of the most significant issues in Mexico’s upcoming presidential election. With at least 14 former or current governors under investigation for corruption charges and Mexico placing last among OECD countries in Transpare... More

Hearing: Reports of Human Rights Violations and Criminalization of Defenders in the Context of Extractive Industries in Nicaragua

03 May 2018   |   News
  Monday, May 7, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Hotel Crowne Plaza, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   About this hearing: In recent years, Nicaragua has loosened socio-environmental safeguards and reduced citizen participation in mining concessions. Whereas the mining companies and the government benefit from this trend, it... More