Hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on the 25th anniversary of the Truth Commission for El Salvador

23 Feb 2018   |   News
Date: Monday February 26, 2018 Location: Tequendama Hotel, Carrera 10 No. 26-21, Bogota, Colombia Time: 10:15 a.m. Amidst the 167th session of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), to be held in Bogota, Colombia, and regarding to the 25th anniversary of the publication of the report "From madness to hope. The 12-year war in... More

Promoting Accountability in El Salvador: The Case of El Mozote

23 Feb 2018   |   News
  Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 2:00pm   340 Cannon House Office Building   Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a briefing on efforts to ensure accountability for grave human rights abuses committed during El Salvador’s civil war, examined through the lens of the El... More

International organizations make observations and recommendations on the Prosecutor General election process

20 Feb 2018   |   Press Release
On February 16, international organizations that are members of the Observatory for the Election of the Attorney General of Guatemala sent comments and recommendations to the Nomination Committee (Comisión de Postulación) on the development of the selection process thus far. See the letter (Spanish version only) here.... More

The Prosecutor General and the Fight Against Grand Corruption: What Prosecutor General does Guatemala need?

08 Feb 2018   |   News
(Spanish version only) La designación de quien ocupará el cargo de Fiscal General en Guatemala, durante el periodo 2018-2022, es crucial para la consolidación y continuidad de los esfuerzos de la lucha contra la impunidad y la corrupción emprendida con el apoyo de la Comisión Internacional contra la Impunidad en... More

The Selection of Guatemala’s Human Rights Ombudsperson: The Ideal Profile

24 Jan 2018   |   News
(Spanish version only) Ver carta aquí. Guatemala, 24 de enero de 2018      Magistrado José Antonio Pineda  Presidente de la Corte Suprema de Justicia  Presidente de la Comisión de Postulación para Fiscal General      Ref.: Proceso de elección de Fiscal General de G... More

DPLF condemns attacks and harassment against Guatemala’s Human Rights Ombudsman, Jordan Rodas

25 Jan 2018   |   Press Release
(Spanish version only) Ver comunicado aquí. La Fundación para el Debido Proceso (DPLF por sus siglas en inglés) expresa su consternación ante la denuncia pública hecha por el Procurador de los Derechos Humanos de Guatemala, Jordán Rodas, acerca de la existencia de ataques e intimidaciones en su contra, de... More

In response to Internal Security Law, international organizations form new coalition to draw global attention to rampant impunity in Mexico

19 Dec 2017   |   News
The Mexican legislature’s approval last week of the Internal Security Law marks a turning point for a country already reeling from unprecedented levels of violence and widespread human rights violations. In response, on December 18, 2017, a coalition of ten international organizations committed to human rights and the rule of law called on Pr... More

70 independent experts urge Salvadoran authorities to move forward in El Mozote case

11 Dec 2017   |   News
The El Mozote case has become known as the most violent episode in the modern history of Latin America. Approximately 1,000 people were executed by the Salvadoran armed forces in December 1981. More than half of the victims were children and adolescents. In September 2016, after the amnesty law was declared unconstitutional, and driven by the insis... More

Indigenous peoples of Latin America demand respect for their right to free, prior, and informed consultation and consent

14 Nov 2017   |   Press Release
Consultations are being carried out as an administrative step and are failing to guarantee Indigenous peoples’ rights International standards regarding indigenous peoples’ rights must be respected Mexico City, November 14, 2017 – Indigenous peoples and communities of Mexico and Latin America, in conjunction with civil soc... More

Anticorruption Experts Present Recommendations to Advance the Democratic Governance Agenda Ahead of the VIII Summit of the Americas

03 Nov 2017   |   Press Release
A historic wave of corruption scandals across the Americas is eroding trust in public institutions, unleashing new citizen demands to improve governance and rule of law. We have before us an unprecedented opportunity to raise awareness of the costs of corruption and take concrete steps to combat it.   In April 2018, at the VIII Summit... More