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It is with great joy and admiration that CEJIL congratulates the Iniciativa Mesoamericana de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos (IM-Defensoras) for winning the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award from the Institute on Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.
As a result of their fight for equality, peace and justice within Central America and Mexico, IM-Defensoras are an inspiration to all of us. They have improved the lives of hundreds of Human Right defenders and also contributed to the eradication of taboos through dialog. It is an honor to support their work. http://tinylink.net/qtpg6
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights announced its ruling in the Landaeta Brothers v. Venezuela case which found the State responsible for the extrajudicial executions of Igmar Alexander and his younger brother Eduardo José Landaeta at the hands of security forces from the state of Aragua, Venezuela in November and December 1996, respectively.
The case was litigated by the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL ), the Comisión de Derechos Humanos de Justicia y Paz del Estado Aragua (Comisión de Justicia y Paz de Aragua), the Vicaría Episcopal de Derechos Humanos de Caracas, and other organizations representing the Landaeta family before the Inter-American System.
Iguala, Guerrero Mexico October 2, 2014- In light of the violent events which took place on September 26 and 27 in Mexico’s state of Guerrero, the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) asks that the safety of the missing students as well as the safety of their families and those advocating on their behalf be guaranteed as they move forward making claims with Mexican authorities. Specifically, we ask for the protection of members of the Center for Human Rights of Tlachinollan Mountain.
Washington, DC October 2, 2014- It is with great shock and sadness that we mourn the sudden loss of Juan Carlos Gualinga, Toribio Tapuy, Martha Aranda and Paúl Navarrete who died in a plane crash soon after takeoff from the Kichwa community of Sarayaku on the evening of October 1, 2014.
As we mourn their loss, we also hope for the healthy recovery of Hugo Medina and his two-year old daughter who were also on the plane. Our most heartfelt condolences go out to their loved ones.