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Impunity continues for those responsible for genocide against the Ixil people

Yesterday marked two years since the historic sentence pronounced by the High-Risk Court against former head of State, Efraín Ríos Montt, for the genocide committed against the Ixil Maya people between 1982 and 1983. CEJIL urges the State of Guatemala to comply with its obligation to prosecute and punish all those responsible for such acts, and to remove the obstacles to justice.

Mon, 05/11/2015

San José, May 11, 2015.- Yesterday marked two years since the historic sentence pronounced by the High-Risk Court against former head of State, Efraín Ríos Montt, for the genocide committed against the Ixil Maya people between 1982 and 1983. The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), takes this opportunity to urge the State of Guatemala to comply with its obligation to prosecute and punish all those responsible for such acts, and to remove the obstacles to justice.

The internal judicial process against former generals Ríos Montt and Rodríguez Sánchez, which culminated in the ruling on 10 May 2013, established a legal truth and represented access to justice for the victims and their families. However, the subsequent illegal annulment of the ruling by the Constitutional Court - through its resolution of 20 May 2013-, represented a gross affront to the victims and a serious setback in terms of the fight against impunity for violations committed during the internal armed conflict in Guatemala.

The events reported during the trial consist of more than 60 massacres and attacks perpetrated by members of the Guatemalan army against the Ixil population, leaving some 1,800 people killed, as well as numerous victims of forced disappearance, sexual violence, torture and forced displacement.

Though the trial of Ríos Montt and Rodríguez Sánchez resumed at the beginning of this year, it has once again stalled due to malicious appeals by the defense. For these reasons, and considering the denial of justice that has persisted for more than 30 years, the Guatemalan State faces a new complaint before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), submitted by CEJIL together with other organizations within Guatemala: the Association for Justice and Reconciliation (AJR), the Center for Human Rights Legal Action (CALDH) and the Law Firm for Human Rights (BDH).

"The Ixil people and Guatemalan society in general, need the State to resolve its debt to the victims of the genocide. We call on the authorities to take all necessary measures to ensure access to justice for the victims and reparation for the serious human rights violations suffered," said Marcia Aguiluz, Program Director for Central America and Mexico.

CEJIL supports extending the mandate of the CICIG

CEJIL joins the many different voices that, at both the international and national level, have expressed the urgent need to maintain the CICIG, in order to respond to the great challenges still faced by the Guatemalan justice system, which have been evidenced by the Inter-American Court in its judgments against Guatemala.

 

 

Wed, 04/22/2015

The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) joins the many different voices that, at both the international and national level, have expressed the urgent need to maintain the CICIG, in order to respond to the great challenges still faced by the Guatemalan justice system, which have been evidenced by the Inter-American Court in its judgments against Guatemala.

 

The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG, as it is known in Spanish), began operating in 2007 as part of an agreement between the United Nations and the Guatemalan government.The CICIG is a unique model of international cooperation for strengthening the rule of law, whose mission is to support the investigation and dismantling of criminal networks linked with public officials and institutions of the State.

 

In its nearly eight years of operation, the CICIG has delivered results that prove its important contribution to justice and the fight against impunity in Guatemala.These achievements include accusations of corruption committed by various public officials leading to their dismissal, including a Prosecutor General and Director General of Police. Likewise, the legislative reforms proposal provided research tools to the Public Prosecutor's Office and made possible the implementation of high-risk tribunals for the prosecution of offences related to organized crime and serious human rightsviolations.

 

In terms of criminal prosecution, the Commission has investigated about 150 casesassociated with drug trafficking, theft of and tampering with evidence by state agents, corruption, murder and money laundering.The most prominent cases include the process against former President Alfonso Portillo and the recent dismantling of the customs fraudnetwork, which involved the Superintendent of tax administration, Omar Franco, and Juan Carlos Monzón, private secretary of Vice-President Roxana Baldetti.

 

This year, the Guatemalan Government must decide if it will request the United Nations to extend the mandate of the CICIG for anadditionaltwo years. Otto Pérez Molina, President of the Republic, stated that he will release his decision on the matter shortly.

 

We believe that maintaining this body is vital in continuing the fight against criminal structures that undermine the democratic system. We urge the Guatemalan government to demonstrate its firm commitment to the rule of law by extending the mandate of the CICIG without any modification that would limit its existing authority.

Paraguayan peasants expose high levels of violence and impunity at the Inter-American Commission

Cases of violence against peasants in Uruguay were presented at a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, where the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) addressed the distinct expressions of this violence, which affects the right to life, personal integrity and access to justice on behalf of peasants, as a result of their fight for access and tenancy of land in Paraguay.

Tue, 11/04/2014

Washington D.C., October 31, 2014. – Cases of violence against peasants in Uruguay were presented at a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, where the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) addressed the distinct expressions of this violence, which affects the right to life, personal integrity and access to justice on behalf of peasants, as a result of their fight for access and tenancy of land in Paraguay.

Martina González Paredes testified directly to the fact that at least 110 cases of executions and disappearances of leaders and members of pro-peasant organizations have taken place between February 3,, 1989 and August 15, 2013. Of the 91 open cases, only 8 cases have advanced to partial convictions, without the clarification of facts or punishment for those responsible for the alleged crimes.

After thanking Martina for her testimony, James L. Cavallaro, Rapporteur of Persons Deprived of Right to Liberty asked the representatives of the State of Paraguay if they could not investigate the 115 unpunished murders,  and commented “it is important to put a face to the facts.”

On his part, the Rapporteur for Social and Economic Rights, Paulo Vannuchi, has underlined that in the circumstances that peasants live in, “many times the fight for land represents the fight for food for their children.”

The lack of adequate and diligent investigation by the State, in order to identify and convict those responsible of these violations of human rights, was also denounced during the hearing.

The hearing was part of the joint work of civil society organizations and peasant groups in Paraguay, denouncing the violence and impunity for violations of human rights in the country.

International Human Rights Commission Conducts Hearing on Unaccompanied Minors

Washington, DC, October 27, 2014.- At a hearing held before the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR) lawyers, activists, and members of civil society made recommendations to the U.S. government on the humanitarian crisis faced by unaccompanied children arriving at the United States’ southern border.

“We call on the United States to provide real protection to these unaccompanied children reaching the southern border,” said Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL). “First and foremost, they are children. At all times, the State must honor the guarantee against the return to danger. The U.S. must protect their best interests, rather than placing them in harm’s way or in punitive detention.”

Mon, 10/27/2014

Audiencia CIDH 153 POSWashington, DC, October 27, 2014.- At a hearing held before the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR) lawyers, activists, and members of civil society made recommendations to the U.S. government on the humanitarian crisis faced by unaccompanied children arriving at the United States’ southern border.

“We call on the United States to provide real protection to these unaccompanied children reaching the southern border,” said Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL). “First and foremost, they are children. At all times, the State must honor the guarantee against the return to danger. The U.S. must protect their best interests, rather than placing them in harm’s way or in punitive detention.”

At the hearing, the petitioners called on the United States to adequately screen and protect all unaccompanied children, to create independent mechanisms to monitor due process and detention outcomes, to guarantee all children’s right to legal representation, and to honor the right to seek affirmative asylum by ending its support for interdiction units and militarization of borders. The petitioners also requested that the US government participate in a joint working group to follow up on the Commission’s recommendations, and to make any responses to the IACHR publicly available.

The Commission was particularly influential in bringing about the closure of T. Don Hutto, the last existing family detention center, in 2009. But during the past year, the United States has opened three new family detention centers, where documented abuses have occurred, and the number of detained families has increased from 90 to approximately 4,000.

Commissioner Felipe González pointed to the United States need to justify this practice as a deterrent measure by stating that detention does not stop migration and, more fundamentally, punitive detention of children and families is contrary to international law.

The Inter-American Commission recently completed a crucial on-site visit to monitor the human rights situation of migrant and refugee children and families in Texas from September 29 to October 2, 2014.

“An increase in the number of children seeking protection should be met with more and better protection. Instead of this, the State has shown that it is taking unfortunate steps backward,” said Viviana Krsticevic. “We hope the information and analysis we provided today will aid the Commission to once again guarantee that all children are protected.”

 

Genocide trial in Guatemala is reopened

The victims of Guatemala’s internal armed conflict, Guatemalan society in general, and the international community all await with great expectation the reopening of the second trial for the genocide of the Maya Ixil People, scheduled for July 23, 2015. The process has been suspended for more than two years following a ruling from the Constitutional Court (CC) which alleged procedural errors in the first trial, in which the former head of State, José Efraín Ríos Montt, was sentenced to 80 years in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity.

Wed, 07/22/2015

San José and Guatemala City, July 22, 2015.- The victims of Guatemala’s internal armed conflict, Guatemalan society in general, and the international community all await with great expectation the reopening of the second trial for the genocide of the Maya Ixil People, scheduled for July 23, 2015. The process has been suspended for more than two years following a ruling from the Constitutional Court (CC) which alleged procedural errors in the first trial, in which the former head of State, José Efraín Ríos Montt, was sentenced to 80 years in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity. The ruling was not unanimous and was promoted by three of the Court’s five judges, while many lawyers within and outside of Guatemala questioned their objectivity and legality.

The criminal trial for genocide against the Guatemalan Ixil population has spent more than 15 years in the justice system, and more than 30 years have passed since the original events occurred. This unwarranted delay shows that the authorities have not always done the most to fulfill their duty to investigate, prosecute and punish the perpetrators of these serious acts. Genocide and crimes and against humanity are very serious offense for which should not go unpunished and unresolved.

The victims and the complainants have put their trust in Guatemala’s judicial system, but they have faced many obstacles during the process, such as: the limited investigative capacity of the criminal prosecution system, the authorities’ tolerance of the malicious litigation by the defense, the slowness with which the judgements are issued, interference by groups with power as well as threats and other acts of harassment to aimed at the victims, witnesses, lawyers and judicial officials. Most recently, the attorneys for General Ríos Montt have publicly said they requested the closure of the case because Ríos Montt is unfit to stand the second trial, backing up their argument with a medical report from the National Institute of Forensic Sciences (INACIF) ordered by Judge Carol Patricia Flores.

This is interpreted by the victims and their families as another strategy by the defense to evade justice, which is the reason why the authorities must objectively analyze the opinion and, as the case may be, request a new independent study to the state of health of the accused.

We reiterate the importance of reopening the trial without any further delays. As long as the trial is suspended, the anguish and uncertainty of the victims will continue: some are already deceased, many are sick and living in extreme poverty. All of them deserve fair treatment and the guarantee of their right to justice. The justice system must act responsible, quickly, and independently to judge with objectivity and impartiality the facts which caused so much damage to the indigenous population of Guatemala and which continue to be a stain on humanity's conscience. The Guatemalan government is obliged under national and international law to combat impunity and should therefore ensure that the trial against Ríos Montt is carried out in a transparent manner and with respect for the rights of the victims.

Human rights organizations applaud UN decision to renew mandate of International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala

Human rights organizations welcome the announcement that United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon has approved the mandate renewal of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) until September 2017, in response to a formal request from Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina. In particular, the groups below applaud the Secretary General and the State of Guatemala for maintaining the mandate in its current form as provided for in the 2006 agreement between them, thereby granting CICIG full authority and independence to carry out its essential work. The Secretary General is also to be commended for facilitating the approval of the Guatemalan President’s request without delay, thus ensuring the continuity and security of CICIG’s operations at a critical moment.

Thu, 06/04/2015

The undersigned human rights organizations welcome the announcement that United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon has approved the mandate renewal of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) until September 2017, in response to a formal request from Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina. In particular, the groups below applaud the Secretary General and the State of Guatemala for maintaining the mandate in its current form as provided for in the 2006 agreement between them, thereby granting CICIG full authority and independence to carry out its essential work. The Secretary General is also to be commended for facilitating the approval of the Guatemalan President’s request without delay, thus ensuring the continuity and security of CICIG’s operations at a critical moment.


CICIG has played a vital role in the fight against impunity in Guatemala since its establishment in 2007, and its partnership with Guatemala’s Public Prosecutor’s office makes it unique among international rule of law mechanisms. CICIG thus represents a potential model for other countries in the region struggling with weak institutions, endemic corruption, and widespread violence.

In collaboration with Guatemalan prosecutors, CICIG has conducted more than 200 investigations and helped levy charges against more than 160 current and former officials, dismantling illegal groups and clandestine power structures responsible for organized crime. For example, on May 20 Guatemalan authorities arrested the president and vice-president of the Social Security Administration (Instituto Guatemalteco de Seguridad Social), along with 15 others, due to evidence of corruption and fraud uncovered by CICIG. Additionally, in April
authorities arrested 24 people, including the current and former heads of Guatemala’s tax collection agency, as a result of CICIG’s extensive investigation into a criminal network that had been used to defraud the state. The case has implicated officials in the highest levels of government: Vice President Roxana Baldetti’s private secretary was identified as the crime ring’s leader, leading to Ms. Baldetti’s resignation on May 8. CICIG has also asked the Supreme Court to lift the immunity of four judges based on evidence of corruption.

As these and other cases facilitated by CICIG advance in the justice system, they are expected to contribute to greater transparency and accountability in Guatemala. Indeed, the presence of CICIG is needed now more than ever. Despite significant justice sector reforms and advances by the Public Ministry in recent years, Guatemala is in the midst of a serious political crisis. Additionally, impunity rates are extremely high, particularly for crimes against indigenous peoples, human rights defenders, journalists, women, and other vulnerable populations. The announcement that CICIG can continue collaborating with national authorities is thus a positive development for all Guatemalans who long for a more just and fair society.

Because CICIG is funded through voluntary contributions, it is crucial that the UN encourage member states to support this important institution. Fortunately, the United States, the European Union, and others have already pledged continued assistance. Additional donors should follow suit to ensure that CICIG has the necessary resources to continue its vital work in the pursuit of justice.

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Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)
Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF)
Guatemala Human Rights Commission (GHRC)
Impunity Watch Guatemala
Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI)
Plataforma Internacional contra la Impunidad
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (RFK)
Washington Office on Latin American (WOLA)

Honduras should avoid criminalizing Gladys Lanza, human rights defender

Human rights organizations express their deep concern in relation to the judgment against Gladys Lanza, human rights defender in Honduras and coordinator of Women's Movement for Peace Visitation Padilla. The judgment convicts Gladys of “libel constituting defamation” and sentences her to one year six months' imprisonment.

Wed, 04/29/2015

The undersigned human rights organizations express our deep concern in relation to the judgment against Gladys Lanza, human rights defender in Honduras and coordinator of Women's Movement for Peace Visitation Padilla. The judgment convicts Gladys of “libel constituting defamation” and sentences her to one year six months' imprisonment. The judgment -delivered on 26 March 2015 by the First Chamber of the Sentencing Court of Tegucigalpa- also included as additional penalties the “special disqualification and civil interdiction”, resulting in the inability of Gladys Lanza to exercise civil rights.

The judgment is the result of a lawsuit filed by the director of the Foundation for the Development of Social, Urban and Rural Housing of Honduras -FUNDEVI- against Gladys Lanza, after she and her organization, provided accompaniment to a woman who claimed to have suffered labor and sexual harassment by the mentioned director.

This sentence is the latest in a series of obstacles that Gladys Lanza has faced in her work defending human rights in Honduras. In 2010 the Inter-American Court of Human Rights granted provisional measures in favor of the advocate, occasion in which the Court called on States to avoid actions that limit or hinder the work of human rights defenders.[1] These measures were reiterated by the Court in June 2012.[2]

Today, 29 April, the legal defense of Gladys Lanza is presenting an appeal (casación) before the Supreme Court. The appeal seeks the annulment of the judgment. The respect of the rights and freedoms of human rights defenders is a cornerstone for the enjoyment of the human rights of society as a whole. As a consequence, the Honduran State must ensure that the criminal proceedings against Gladys Lanza are not used as retaliation for her work as a human rights defender and must guarantee that she can continue, without risk and interferences, with her work for the respect of human rights in Honduras.

We urge the Honduran State to implement the recommendations that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights directed toward the American States to ensure that their authorities or third parties will not use the punitive power of the State and its justice institutions to harass human rights defenders in the legitimate exercise of their work.[3]

 

Center for Justice and International Law

Just Associates

Amnesty International


[1] I/A Court H.R. Matter of Gladys Lanza Ochoa regarding Honduras. Order of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights of September 02, 2010, considering clause 17.

[2] I/A Court H. R. Matter of Gladys Lanza Ochoa regarding Honduras. Order of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights of June 28, 2012.

[3] Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Second Report on the situation of human rights defenders in the Americas. OEA/Ser.L/V/II. Doc. 66. 31 December 2011.Recomendation 13.

Grave situation of repression of social protests in Peru exposed

CEJIL, the National Coordinator for Human Rights (CNDDHH, as it is known in Spanish) and the Ecumenical Foundation for Development and Peace (FEDEPAZ) denounced the grave situation of repression faced by social protests in Peru on March 17, 2015.

Tue, 03/17/2015

CEJIL, the National Coordinator for Human Rights (CNDDHH, as it is known in Spanish) and the Ecumenical Foundation for Development and Peace (FEDEPAZ) denounced the grave situation of repression faced by social protests in Peru on March 17, 2015.

The participating organizations highlighted the abusive use of force  and criminal prosecution used against those who participate in demonstrations, and the stigmatization of social and human rights leaders and groups that have supported protesters.

According to the petitioners, in Peru there have been 136 extrajudicial killings of protesters from 2003 to date. Since 2011, 40 civilians have died at the hands of law enforcement officers, in situations of social protest. Although the majority of the victims have been adult males, there are also women (8%) and children (10%) among those killed.

In addition to the fatalities, at least 652 civilians have been injured. In many cases, the law enforcement agents left people severely disabled for life. According to the petitioners, there is absolute impunity in cases of abusive use of force since 2003, as there have been no convictions of the persons responsible for these acts.

In Peru, the abusive use of the force is highly discriminatory since the violence used to suppress protests is much greater in rural and indigenous areas of the country. Additionally, there is an excessive use of police forces associated with the Division of Special Operations in social protest situations. These personnel are trained to use extreme force and are intended for controlling drug trafficking and combating terrorism.

One example that demonstrates the situation is the behavior of the Ministry of the Interior, headed by retired General Daniel Urresti Elera, during the demonstrations carried out at the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015 to protest Law number 30288 which dealt with youth’s access to the Labor Market and Social Protection. This regulation was widely rejected by young people since it established a labor system with significant cuts in rights related to general working conditions. For this reason, five demonstrations were organized in Lima, during which the CNDDHH document actions of abuse of force, arbitrary arrests, torture and attacks on journalists. As a result, the Ministry of the Interior carried out intimidation tactics against 20 leaders and advocates who supported the demonstrations, including a preemptive accusation (for crimes that might be perpetrated in the future), which involved the Executive Secretary of CNDDHH, Rocío Silva Santisteban.

At the end of the hearing, the participating organizations asked the Commission to request that the Peruvian Government: establish a regulation of procedures for the use of force in situations of social protest; eliminate provision of service agreements between private companies and public security officers; publish information about the number of civilians killed by public officers during protests; and ensure access to justice and redress for persons affected by abusive use of force, among other issues. They also asked the Commission to monitor the situation of repression of social protest throughout the hemisphere and to follow-up on cases that have been presented in different reports on freedom of expression and defense of human rights.

Venezuela: Stop Harassing Human Rights Defenders

Venezuela is intimidating and harassing human rights defenders, and making unsubstantiated allegations that they are seeking to undermine Venezuelan democracy, 28 international and Latin American human rights organizations said today. The authorities’ allegations concern the groups’ legitimate functions of documenting abuses and representing victims before international human rights bodies.

Tue, 04/07/2015


Panama City, April 7, 2015. –
Venezuela is intimidating and harassing human rights defenders, and making unsubstantiated allegations that they are seeking to undermine Venezuelan democracy, 28 international and Latin American human rights organizations said today. The authorities’ allegations concern the groups’ legitimate functions of documenting abuses and representing victims before international human rights bodies.

Venezuelan authorities should cease this tactic immediately, the groups said. Governments participating in the Summit of the Americas in Panama on April 10-11, 2015, should press the administration of Nicolás Maduro to ensure that human rights defenders can do their job without fear of reprisals, the organizations said.

The government harassment is clearly intended to discredit and intimidate groups that document human rights violations, the groups said.

On February 12, Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Assembly and member of the governing party, stated on the website of his weekly TV show, Con el Mazo Dando, aired on the state-run Venezolana de Televisión, that “NGO representatives from the Venezuelan extreme right” would participate in hearings before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in March. Cabello had previously criticized Venezuelan human rights defenders who participated in the country’s review by the UN Committee Against Torture in Geneva, or traveled abroad to conduct advocacy meetings.

On March 18, during his show, Cabello read a list of names of individuals and organizations who had traveled to Washington, DC, to participate in the IACHR hearings. The list included leading human rights groups such as Provea, Espacio Público (Public Space), Observatorio Venezolano de Prisiones (Venezuelan Observatory of Prisons), Transparencia Venezuela (Transparency Venezuela), Cofavic, Codevida, and Observatorio Venezolano de Conflictividad Social (Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflicts). Cabello accused them of receiving instructions from the US Embassy in Caracas before traveling to the hearings.

Cabello contends that the information presented on the show had been provided by anonymous “patriotic informants” (patriotas cooperantes).

Twelve human rights defenders who arrived in Caracas on various flights between March 20 and 22 have said that they were followed by unidentified men from when they landed until they left the airport, were filmed or photographed, and/or that officials irregularly searched their bags.

On March 23, María Alejandra Díaz, a lawyer who represented the government at the IACHR hearings, said on Venezolana de Televisión that “The issue of human rights is just a façade” and that nongovernmental groups that participated in the hearings “say they are Venezuelan” but “play the imperialist game” and “lie in front of the IACHR to make Venezuela look like the devil.”

An article published on April 3 in the official newspaper Correo del Orinoco accused two well-respected human rights defenders of being part of the US Central Intelligence Agency’s “Venezuelan delegation” at the Summit of the Americas. Their objective is to “legitimize destabilization actions” in Venezuela, the article says.

Under international law, governments must ensure that human rights defenders are allowed to pursue their legitimiate activities without reprisals, threats, intimidation, harassment, discrimination, or unnecessary legal obstacles. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights held in 2003 that “[r]espect for human rights in a democratic state depends largely on human rights defenders enjoying effective and adequate guarantees so as to freely go about their activities.”

The rights to freedom of expression and association may be subject to limitations, but the limitations must adhere to strict standards so that they do not improperly impede the exercise of those rights. Any restrictions should be prescribed by law, be necessary in a democratic society, and proportionate to the aim pursued.

In 2012, the UN special rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association called on countries to ensure that these rights “are enjoyed by everyone and any registered or unregistered entities” and that no one is subject to “harassment, persecution, intimidation or reprisals” for exercising them.

Signatories
Amnesty International
Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos (APRODEH) (Peru)
Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC) (Argentina)

Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña Tlachinollan (Mexico)
Centro de Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez, A.C. (Centro Prodh) (Mexico)
Centro de Estudios de Derecho, Justicia y Sociedad (Dejusticia) (Colombia)
Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) 
CIVICUS
Ciudadanos en Apoyo a los Derechos Humanos, A.C. (CADHAC) (Mexico)
Comisión Colombiana de Juristas (Colombia)
Comisión Ecuménica de Derechos Humanos (CEDHU) (Ecuador)
Corporación Humanas (Chile)
Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos (Peru)
Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF)
Instituto de Estudios Legales y Sociales del Uruguay (IELSUR) (Uruguay)
Instituto de Defensa Legal (IDL) (Peru)
Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Direitos Humanos (Brazil)
International Commission of Jurists
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
Frontline Defenders
Fundación Myrna Mack (Guatemala)
Fundación Regional de Asesoría en Derechos Humanos (INREDH) (Ecuador)
Human Rights Watch
Observatorio Ciudadano (Chile)
Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights
Transparency International
World Organization Against Torture

Statelessness in the Dominican Republic The Constitutional Court Ruling & Beyond

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) are co-hosting a panel on the recent Constitutional Court ruling in the Dominican Republic which retroactively strips three generations of Dominicans of their nationality.

 

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 12:00 - 13:30
The George Washington Law School 2000 H Street NW
Washington DC
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