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

Who are the candidates running for the position of Secretary General at the OAS?

05 Mar 2020   |   Press Release
Washington, D.C., March 4, 2020.- In light of the upcoming elections for the position of Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), civil society organizations invited candidates Luis Almagro, Hugo de Zela, and María Fernanda Espinosa to answer a questionnaire to provide the general public greater insights into their vis... More

International Organizations Applaud Work of CNA and FOSDEH Urge Honduran Authorities to Ensure their Safety in Light of Revelations Detailed in Study on Corruption in the Country

14 Feb 2020   |   Press Release
February 14, 2020 - Oxfam America, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), Seattle International Foundation (SIF), the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF), the Latin America Working Group (LAWG), and the Association of International Cooperation (Espacio ACI), which brings together 31 int... More

First Year of the Prosecutor General in Mexico Concludes with Few Advances in the Fight Against Impunity

21 Jan 2020   |   Press Release
Joint pronouncement Lack of transparency, appointments without public calls for applications, and the closing of spaces forcivil society participation mark the first year of the Prosecutor General’s management Worrisome announcements of legislative reforms that could generate serious setbacks and theconsolidation of impunity... More

National and International Human Rights Organizations Alert Against Developments that Threaten Continuity of the MACCIH in Honduras; Urge Mandate be Renewed

16 Dec 2019   |   Press Release
The Americas and Europe December 16, 2019 National and international organizations with outstanding human rights records in Honduras warned that on December 10, International Human Rights Day and one day after International Anti-Corruption Day, the National Congress of Honduras approved a report on the actions, progress and results achieved by th... More

State of Honduras Remains Endebted for Murder of Berta Cáceres

05 Dec 2019   |   Press Release
December 5, 2019. This week, more than a year after issuing a guilty verdict, the First Chamber of the Sentencing Court in Tegucigalpa, Honduras issued the sentence and individualized the convictions of seven people responsible for carrying out the murder of Lenca leader Berta Cáceres Flores and the attempted murder of Mexican environmentali... More

Institutional crisis in Bolivia should be resolved peacefully, through constitutional measures, respecting international human rights standards

13 Nov 2019   |   Press Release
Washington, D.C. and La Paz, November 13, 2019 – On Sunday, November 10, President Evo Morales announced his resignation following three weeks of an acute political crisis, violent confrontations, and acts of vandalism perpetrated by both government sympathizers and the opposition. Yesterday Jeanine Añez, the second vice-president of t... More

DPLF and other international organizations warn the IACHR of the impacts of the climate crisis on human rights

27 Sep 2019   |   Press Release
Historic hearing! ORGANIZATIONS WARN THE IACHR OF THE IMPACTS OF THE CLIMATE CRISIS ON HUMAN RIGHTS Washington D.C. In its 173rd period of sessions, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights heard from representatives of national and regional civil society organizations on the impacts of climate change on the human rights of groups in situa... More