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Colectivo 46/2 welcome the establishment of an accountability mechanism for Nicaragua during the 49th session of the Human Rights Council

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted today during its 49th session, by 20 votes in favour, a resolution that establishes for one year a “Group of Experts on Human Rights” with a mandate to investigate and seek accountability for serious human rights violations in Nicaragua. 20 countries abstained, while 7 voted against the resolution […]

4 April 2022

HONDURAS / International Forum calls for immediate release and reparations for defenders of the Guapinol River

The International Forum for Human Rights in Honduras welcomes the granting of two injunctions on 10 February 2022 by the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice in favour of the 8 defenders of the Guapinol River in Honduras; decisions that recognise the illegality of the process and declared a mistrial, resulting in the […]

14 February 2022

Today more than ever, we must care for ourselves collectively and heal together

This 29 November, worldwide we celebrate International Women Human Rights Defenders’ Day. We recognize the legacy of our ancestors and honor the contributions of women who every day raise their voices against injustice and build alternatives for a dignified life.   Being a woman human rights defender is extremely challenging in a world where patriarchal and […]

1 December 2021

[Urgent Alert] Moroccan State must cease and desist from besiegement and attacks against Saharaui defender Sultana Jaya.

Since November of 2020, the Moroccan police has subjected the residence of Saharaui woman defender Sultana Jaya to constant besiegement and surveillance in the city of Bojador, located in the territories occupied by Morocco in the Western Sahara. These actions that, in fact, involve a situation of house arrest, have taken place without any court […]

26 October 2021

We denounce the alarming deterioration of human rights in El Salvador.

We -and several other women human rights defenders from Latin America and Europe-, are very concerned about the situation in El Salvador. We are witnessing progressive human rights deterioration. Authoritarianism consolidates and hate speeches proliferate against those who exercise their right to inform and defend human rights.  Documented facts represent examples of this:  The President’s attempt to […]

29 September 2021