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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

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

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