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The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) - an entity of the Organization of American States-, gave the Salvadoran State a deadline of three months to provide a report about the case of Beatriz. The Commission gave priority to the processing of this case, taking into account the serious consequences to women’s rights resulting from Salvadoran legislation which criminalizes all types of abortion.

Six months after 43 students were forcibly disappeared in southern Mexico the undersigned international human rights organizations express concern that many questions remain unanswered. As the investigation into the students’ disappearance continues, we call on the Mexican government to fully support the work of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights-appointed Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (Grupo Interdisciplinario de Expertos y Expertas Independientes, GIEI), which has been tasked with reviewing the case, and to fully implement its recommendations.

Nineteen organizations presented information before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights yesterday on the situation of enforced disappearances in Mexico  and the challenges faced by State in addressing this issue.

A lack of proper search and identification processes for disappeared persons and a widespread pattern of impunity found within the investigation and prosecution of those responsible has allowed the phenomenon to reach disproportionately high levels across the country.  Given the near-absence of trustworthy institutional channels, many victims´ family members have resorted to conducting their own searches and investigations, which often places them at even great risk.

Several organizations reported insufficient achievements of the State of Bolivia in the search of truth, justice and redress for severe violations of human rights committed in Bolivia during the 18 years of military regimes.

ASOFAMD, Freedom Women’s Movement (Movimiento de Mujeres Libertad), the Platform of Social Fighters (Plataforma Luchadores Sociales), Union of Victims of Political Violence (Unión de Víctimas de Violencia Política), Amnesty International and the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), presented today before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the State of Bolivia, their demands regarding the rights violated during the dictatorship.

Observation Mission on Human Rights in Paraguay

Between the November 11 and 14, CEJIL participated in an International Observation Mission on the Human Rights Situation in Paraguay. The Mission, formed by 43 representatives of diverse national and international social and human rights organizations, visited peasant and indigenous communities in four Paraguayan departments. The objective of the Mission was to reveal the human rights situation.

More information available here (in Spanish).