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Brazil: in the wake of another deadly dam collapse, organizations call for Vale to be delisted from the UN Global Compact

12 Feb 2019   |   Press Release
An international group of civil society organizations submitted today a request for the exclusion of the Brazilian mining company Vale from the United Nations Global Compact, the largest network for corporate social responsibility in the world. In light of the collapse of another iron ore waste tailings dam, this time in Brumadinho (Minas Gerais St... More

Statement by international organizations dedicated to the protection of Human Rights in response to the serious threat against democracy in Guatemala

10 Jan 2019   |   Press Release
January 9, 2019 - The signatory organizations strongly condemn the recent series of actions undertaken by Executive Branch agencies of Guatemala, which have systematically violated the fundamental principles of democracy, separation of powers, independence of public institutions, and respect for international norms. We are alarmed by the actions ai... More

Nicaragua expels IACHR monitoring mechanisms in the midst of a serious democratic and human rights crisis

20 Dec 2018   |   Press Release
December 20, 2018. - In a surprising move, Daniel Ortega’s government informed yesterday of his decision to suspend the presence of the Special Monitoring Mechanism for Nicaragua (MESENI, by its Spanish acronym) and to expel the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI, by its Spanish acronym), both part of the Inter-American Comm... More

Judge rules El Mozote massacre as crimes against humanity

18 Dec 2018   |   News
Last week brought a very important step forward in the decades-long fight for justice for human rights violations committed during El Salvador’s civil war. A court in that country has recognized that the events of the El Mozote massacre (1981) constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, allowing the defendants to be tried for these cha... More

EVENT | Human Rights and Grand Corruption: What Role for International Law?

03 Dec 2018   |   Press Release
                      Monday, December 3, 2018 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Inter-American Dialogue 1155 15th St NW Suite 800 Washington, DC 20005   RSVP   *Livestream available*   Rec... More

EVENT | Search models for disappeared persons in Latin America: lessons learned and challenges

28 Nov 2018   |   News
              The Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF), the Transitional Justice Observatory at Diego Portales University, Chile, and the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University, Northern Ireland, with the support of the Heinrich Boll Foundation and Open Society Foundations   Wednesday, D... More

International organizations express their concern regarding the consequences of a possible decision that validates the constitutionality of the concept of "internal security" in Mexico

01 Nov 2018   |   Press Release
The organizations that make up the International Observatory on Mexico expressed their concern regarding the recently-published draft resolution by the Mexican Supreme Court on the issue, which finds that some articles of the law are unconstitutional, but also concludes that the concept of “internal security” is valid in Mexico. In this... More

El Salvador Truth Commission Archives and the Jesuits Case

31 Oct 2018   |   News
Just days before the twenty-ninth anniversary of the Jesuit massacre case, a new development provides hope for justice for the six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter, murdered by the Salvadoran military in San Salvador in 1989. Their murders in the early hours of November 16, 1989, at the priests’ residence on the Central Ame... More

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