Washington D.C., July 8, 2014. In the wake of the President of the Republic of Peru’s, Ollanta Humala, recent appointment of retired General Daniel Urresti as Minister of the Interior, the signing organizations express their deep concern about the new Minister as he is a subject of a criminal investigation by the commission for grave human rights violations that occurred during Peru’s internal armed conflict.

Sarayaku, Quito, Washington D.C., Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The Kichwa Community of Sarayaku and its representatives before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Dr. Mario Melo Cevallos and the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), express their concern about the public declarations made by civil servants of the Ecuadorian government that indicate that the Attorney General and Minister of Justice met on May 14, 2014 in San José, Costa Rica with the leadership of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to discuss matters related to the compliance with the sentence of the Sarayaku case, emitted by the Court on June 27, 2012.


Asuncion, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. The signing organizations, in the framework of the Forty-fourth Period of Ordinary Sessions of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women (Convention of “Belem do Para”), which to this date has been ratified by 32 of the 34 members of the OAS. The organizations especially note that this Inter-American human rights treaty has the highest number of ratifications, showing a political commitment to the elimination of all types of violence against women.

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.

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