Civil society organizations in the region reject the capture of the Constitutional Court and the Attorney General’s Office in El Salvador and warn that the principle of separation of powers in the country is being affected.

Latin America, May 4, 2021 – The undersigned civil society organizations, committed to the defense of the rule of law, human rights and democracy in Latin America, strongly reject the decisions adopted on May 1 by the Salvadoran Congress to arbitrarily remove from office the judges and alternate judges of the Constitutional Chamber of the […]

5 May 2021

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Nicaraguan women activists, journalists and human rights defenders experience prolonged situation of police harassment, surveillance and illegal home retentions.

Women activists, journalists and human rights defenders  Activity Right to defend rights, right to inform, social and political rights. Since last April 18th, in the context of the commemoration of the anniversary of the social uprising of 2018, the police harassment of women activists, journalists and human rights defenders has intensified. Such harassment has taken […]

30 April 2021

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / National Police intensify campaign of harassment and attacks against members of the April Mothers Association and CENIDH.

April Mothers Association (AMA) and Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH) Activity The right to truth, justice and reparations; the right to defend rights.  During the last week, coinciding with the recent commemoration of the third anniversary of the social uprising of 2018 in Nicaragua, we of IM-Defensoras have denounced repeated police attacks against members […]

26 April 2021

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Veracruz government disseminates private information about activists obtained through police surveillance and infiltration of feminist movement.

Feminist activists in the state of Veracruz Activity Women’s rights Last April 12th,  the document entitled “Feminist Mobilization against Police Repression”, was leaked by government entities related to the Ministry of the Interior of the state of Veracruz, and the Under Secretariat of Government and Administration of Regional Policies,  based on actions of police surveillance […]

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Police surround mothers of April 2018 victims, harass them, and decommission commemorative books of their murdered sons.

Mothers of April Association (AMA) Activity The right to truth, justice and reparations. On Monday, April 19, a group of women defenders belonging to the Mothers of April Association (AMA) in Masaya and Carazo  were surrounded and harassed by police agents  at a bus stop outside the Central American University (UCA). The agents decommissioned their […]

21 April 2021