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Three years after the annulment of the Amnesty Law: Victims of the armed conflict defeat a renewed attempt at Codifying Impunity in El Salvador, but the fight is far from over

08 Jul 2019   |   News
In 2016, the Salvadoran Constitutional Court struck down a blanket amnesty law for perpetrators of human rights violations that had been in place since 1993. This judgment seemed to be a major leap forward after decades of strategic advocacy by victims of El Salvador’s armed conflict. This provided an unprecedented opportunity for the country... More

More than 100 national and international organizations condemn criminalization of nine indigenous tolupan authorities from San Francisco Locomapa

24 Jun 2019   |   Press Release
Americas, June 24, 2019.- National and international organizations condemn new efforts to criminalize indigenous leaders of the indigenous Tolupan Tribe of San Francisco Locomapa. We denounce that the Honduran State, intentionally and systematically, seeks to silence Indigenous Peoples who legitimately exercise their right to protest and who demand... More

International Organizations Urge the Government of Guatemala to Guarantee the Protection and Access to the Historic Archive of the National Police

30 May 2019   |   Press Release
Guatemala City, Washington D.C., Geneva, and San Jose, May 30, 2019. - As international organizations we express our profound concern regarding the risks facing the Historic Archive of the National Police (Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional, AHPN) in Guatemala, given the recent declarations of the Minister of the Interior, who a... More

DPLF Statement on recent developments in the Human Rights community related to a safe professional environment

08 May 2019   |   Press Release
As an organization committed to promoting respect for all human rights, the Board of Directors and staff of Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) unequivocally support women’s rights and the right to an environment free of sexual and gender-based harassment. We promote this in our own workplace and for our colleagues throughout the region. As... More

DPLF Board of Directors announcement of April 6, 2019

24 Apr 2019   |   Press Release
The Board of Directors of the Due Process of Law Foundation announces that Ariel Dulitzky is no longer a member of the board effective April 5, 2019. More

Regional and international civil society organizations criticized baseless anti-CICIG statement made by OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro

12 Apr 2019   |   Press Release
Regional and international organizations are dismayed by the apparent attack this week by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, on Guatemala’s International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), regarding the country’s forthcoming presidential elections. Almagro’s comments, m... More

"Sin consulta, no hay petróleo:" Testimonies from Indigenous Leaders Fighting Oil in the Peruvian Amazon

23 Apr 2019   |   News
Photo provided by Oxfam America Extending across the Tigre, Corrientes, Pastaza, and Marañón river basins in Peru’s remote Loreto province, block 192 is the largest-yielding oil field in Peru. For over 40 years, the indigenous Kichwa, Quechua, Achuar, and Urarina peoples who live near the oil field have been exposed to... More

International crimes committed during the conflict in El Salvador do not allow for amnesty or other impediments to prosecution

08 Apr 2019   |   Press Release
In an open letter, more than 50 human rights experts reject El Salvador's Legislative Assembly's attempt to pass a proposal for a new Amnesty Law that favors those responsible for committing the gravest crimes during the armed conflict and prevents justice for victims. The experts also call on the President-Elect, Nayib Bukele, and Att... More

Independent Panel Will Again Assess Candidates to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

01 Apr 2019   |   Press Release
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON DC—An Independent Expert Panel will assess the nominees standing this June for election to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, in a continuing effort by civil society groups to promote a more transparent selection process for the influential regional human rights body. This year, four new commissioners will be... More

EVENT | Understanding Odebrecht: Lessons for Combating Corruption in the Americas

22 Mar 2019   |   News
        Read Katya's written testimony here.         More

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