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"Guarantees for the Independence of Justice Operators: Toward Strengthening Access to Justice and the Rule of Law in the Americas"
Jesús Orozco, president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will present the report entitled, “Guarantees for the Independence of Justice Operators: Toward Strengthening Access to Justice and the Rule of Law in the Americas,” in San José, Costa Rica and Guatemala City, Guatemala on February 5 and 6.
The Report identifies the obligations of States parties in terms of ensuring access to justice and the guarantees they must provide to justice operators to ensure that they can act independently. The report also broadens international law standards in this area and identifies ongoing obstacles in the hemisphere.
Costa Rica, Monday, December 9, 2013. The signatory organizations, members of the International Coalition of Human Rights Organizations in the Americas that work at the forefront of the Inter-American System for Human Rights, along with other allied organizations, express their concerns and denounce the Ecuadorian government’s arbitrary closure of the Fundación Pachamama.
This declaration is added to the other declarations made by numerous organizations and more than 9,000 people around the world who have signed the Avaaz petition rejecting the Ecuadorian government’s measure.
Washington, DC, Thursday, December 5, 2013.- Today the United States Government announced that it has transferred Djamel Ameziane from Guantánamo to Algeria despite his well-founded fear of persecution or torture in his home country, in direct contravention of precautionary measures ordered by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
“Since 2008, the Inter-American Commission has ordered the State not to send him to Algeria, where he risks torture or persecution,” said Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL). “The United States Government’s forcible transfer of Djamel Ameziane to Algeria is a blatant breach of international law, for which the State must be held accountable.”
San Salvador, Monday, December 2, 2013. Last Friday various organizations presented an international denunciation before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) against the State of El Salvador for the human rights violations suffered by Beatriz.
Beatriz, a 23 year old Salvadoran, who suffers from systematic lupus erythematous exacerbated by lupus nephritis and rheumatoid arthritis, became pregnant at the end of 2012. Through medical exams, the fetus was diagnosed with anencephaly.