Peru: The Integrity of the Peruvian Electoral System is at Risk Due to the Imminent Removal of Members of the National Board of Justice

07 Mar 2024   |   Press Release
Faced with the insistence of the Peruvian Congress to remove all or some of the members of the National Justice Board (Junta Nacional de Justicia, JNJ) through a plenary session scheduled for today Thursday, March 7, 2024, the undersigned international human rights organizations alert the international community about the serious conseque... More

Letter from Human Rights Organizations to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressing concerns about the 2024 Elections in El Salvador

29 Feb 2024   |   Press Release
Download pdf version here.   Secretary Antony Blinken U.S. Department of State Washington, DC   Dear Secretary Blinken, We write today to express our concerns about the state of democracy in El Salvador and, specifically, reports of systematic irregularities in the February 4 presidential and legislative elections.... More

Perú: IACHR grants public hearing on the situation of the Attorney General's Office in Peru

26 Feb 2024   |   Press Release
Lima and Washington DC.- On Friday, March 1, 2024, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will hold a public hearing to address the situation of the Attorney General's Office in Peru and its impact on human rights. At this hearing, the IACHR will receive relevant information on threats, pressures and undue influences on the AG... More


16 Feb 2024   |   Press Release
Download joint comuniqué here. The undersigned international organizations strongly condemn the announced expulsion of the members of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Venezuela, as government repression had notably intensified ahead of scheduled presidential elections. These developments occur w... More

Venezuela: Civil Society Demands the Immediate Release of Venezuelan Human Rights Defender Rocio San Miguel

12 Feb 2024   |   Press Release
Download joint statement here.   We, the undersigned civil society organizations and individuals, express in the strongest possible terms our rejection of the arbitrary detention and forced disappearance for more than 60 hours of human rights defender Rocío San Miguel, by agents of the Military Counterintelligence Directorate [D... More

Irregularities in the Salvadoran electoral process cannot be ignored

08 Feb 2024   |   Press Release
  On February 4, 2024, in a context of grave deterioration of the rule of law, lack of judicial guarantees, and institutional weakness, Salvadoran citizens went to the polls to elect the president and vice president, as well as deputies to the Legislative Assembly. The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), the Center for Justice and Inte... More

International organizations express concern over legislation aiming to criminalize and obstruct civil society work in Venezuela

17 Jan 2024   |   Press Release
The undersigned organizations express deep concern over the ongoing efforts by the Venezuelan government to pass the bill entitled "Law of Supervision, Regularization, Performance, and Financing of Non-Governmental and Related Organizations" (Ley de Fiscalización, Regularización, Actuación y Financiamiento de las... More

Perú: Justice System must comply with the decision of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that orders Peru to abstain from pardoning Alberto Fujimori

01 Dec 2023   |   Press Release
In light of the recent publication of the resolution issued by the Peruvian Constitutional Court in the habeas corpus process that seeks the release of Alberto Fujimori Fujimori, based on a 2017 presidential pardon, the undersigned international organizations note that the Peruvian State has the obligation to comply with the decisions of the Inter-... More

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to hold hearing on enforced disappearances in El Salvador

01 Nov 2023   |   Press Release
The IACHR will receive information from civil society organizations on disappearances perpetrated by gangs and State agents in the context of the State of Exception.  The organizations will request that the IACHR continuously monitor the situation and El Salvador to ratify international conventions, improve search processes for disappear... More

Mexico Should Address Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders

27 Sep 2023   |   Press Release
Download PDF version here.   National Human Rights Commission should address undue investigation of three recognized human rights defenders by the Attorney General’s Office.   The undersigned organizations express our deep concern at the continuing lack of accountability for acts of criminalization, includin... More