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Costa Rica: International organisations call for an end to violence and impunity against indigenous human rights defenders

In March last year, indigenous leader Sergio Rojas was killed at his home after being shot 15 times. This brutal attack drew international attention and condemnation. Last week, the State of Costa Rica, typically considered a human rights leader within the hemisphere, unexpectedly announced that they would be closing the case and archiving all the […]

6 October 2020

Nicaraguan authorities’ repression of activists, human rights defenders, and journalists intensifies

The signatories of this letter denounce the repression of activists and those perceived as opponents of the Nicaraguan government at the hands of state agents during the celebration of Nicaragua’s Independence Day. Nicaraguan organizations recorded human rights violations carried out with a clear intent to intimidate those who oppose the current government’s policies. During the […]

18 September 2020

El Salvador: Organizations express concern about the increase in digital violence against Women Human Rights Defenders

READ/DOWNLOAD PDF  The COVID-19 measures put in place by the government of El Salvador have fostered a violent and hostile environment that hinders the work of Women Human Rights Defenders 19 June 2020 – The undersigned organizations denounce the alarming increase in attacks against organizations and women human rights defenders (WHRDs) since the government of […]

19 June 2020

OPEN LETTER TO DANIEL ORTEGA, PRESIDENT OF NICARAGUA, SENT BY INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

17 June 2020 – We, the undersigned organizations, have been constantly monitoring the Nicaraguan government’s response to COVID-19, declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. We are writing to you to express our deep concern about the Nicaraguan government’s failure to comply with international standards regarding the prevention and control […]

17 June 2020

Statement by Civil Society Organizations on the Occasion of the New Resolution to be Voted on by the UN Human Rights Council: “Promoting and Protecting Human Rights in Nicaragua”

June 12, 2020 – We, the undersigned civil society organizations, wish to express our alarm to the UN Human Rights Council regarding the continuing repression in Nicaragua, rapid deterioration of the situation due to the spread of COVID-19, absence of a response from the State, and reluctance of the State to respond to the calls […]

12 June 2020