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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

[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / After a blow against democratic institutionality in El Salvador, we send out a call for the protection of women defenders and journalists.

On Saturday, May 1st,  the current President of the regime in El Salvador, who has the support of the majority in the Legislative Assembly, approved actions such as the dismissal of five  regular and alternate magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber and chose their replacements. He also dismissed the nation’s Attorney General and replaced him. Both […]

3 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 […]