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The Nicaraguan Red Cross told Human Rights Watch that between April 18 and 25, it assisted 435 people injured during the protests, including 242 who ... In a joint statement published on April 22, the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, and Peru – all OAS members – called on ...
Becker was talking about the early April jury decision in a civil trial that has significantly boosted the reach of US human-rights law against foreign ... country's immense natural gas reserves—at the time the second largest in South America—by piping the gas through Bolivia on to Chile, the country's ...

Latin America continues to be the most violent region in the world for those exercising the right to defend human rights. In addition to the growing number of killings of human rights defenders, misuse of criminal justice systems and the media to criminalize and stigmatize their struggle is on the rise.
In 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council criticized the law, not for the first time, as did the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which found the state of Chile guilty of violating the human rights of the Mapuche people. In 2017, UN experts again urged the government not to use the law because it ...
In 2017, the Chilean Congress passed a long-awaited reform that ended a 28-year blanket ban on abortion. The law decriminalized abortion under three circumstances: if the life of the pregnant woman or girl is at risk; if the pregnancy is the result of rape; and if the fetus has severe conditions not compatible ...
“Well, there is no doubt that in Venezuela there is no democracy, there is no rule of law, there is no respect for human rights, nor are clean and ... The Chilean leader also met with his Peruvian counterpart, Martin Vizcarra, who recently took office after PPK resigned, and spoke on transparency and ...

In my testimony before the court, I spoke about how Chile's total abortion ban, in effect for 28 years, undermined women's fundamental human rights. I later was in the packed courtroom to hear arguments from other expert witnesses. Many people have strong, deeply held views on abortion. But the main ...
In Latin America, the movement focused on putting former despots behind bars. But a neoliberal program that had arisen under the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet swept the continent along with democracy, while the human rights movement did not learn enough of a new interest in distributional fairness ...
In November, Trump flashed a big thumbs-up as he posed for a photo with Hun Sen, who later praised the U.S. president for what he called his lack of interest in human rights. In Honduras, President Juan Orlando Hernandez was inaugurated for a second term Saturday amid uproar from opposition figures ...
In 2007, the Chilean Supreme Court authorized the extradition of Fujimori to Peru to face prosecution on a number of charges relating to serious violations of human rights, abuse of power and corruption. And on April 7, 2009, the Peruvian Supreme Court sentenced Fujimori to 25 years in prision for his role ...
Costa Rica's government gave it in 1993 to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), established 14 years earlier, to show its commitment to human rights. Until 2008, when the ... In 2001 the IACHR struck down a clause in Chile's constitution that stifled freedom of expression. In the same year it ...
We are in desperate need of leadership that will advance America's commitment to LGBTQ human rights in the U.S. and abroad.” The seven nations that signed the statement on January 22 are Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay. While the United States has not ratified the ...
Some of the poems in Mr. Parra's 1977 collection, “The Sermons and Teachings of the Christ of Elqui,” took aim at the human rights abuses carried out by the rightist regime of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Shortly before the 1988 plebiscite that ended military rule and restored democracy in Chile, Mr. Parra was ...
The decision is legally binding in Chile and the 19 other countries that recognize the American Convention of Human Rights. The vote on the trans rights bill had been scheduled to take place on Jan. 16, but House of Deputies President Fidel Espinoza postponed it because of Pope Francis' controversial ...
Just 36 percent of Chileans have confidence in the Catholic Church — the lowest in all of Latin America — according to the Chilean newspaper, La Tercera. ... Montes praises Pope Francis's emphasis on human rights and compassion for the poor and says that could help restore confidence in the church.
But several militant indigenous groups see the Roman Catholic Church as being closely associated with the history of oppression, and they have staged arson attacks against churches in the region. In November, hooded activists set fire to a bus and scattered pamphlets after the pope's visit to the region ...
Peruvian President Kuczynski's humanitarian pardon for Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights violations, was a quid pro ... of the rules of extradition between Peru and Chile, Peruvian authorities could only prosecute Fujimori when the Chilean Supreme Court authorizes it.

Nominated for Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language, the Chilean drama “A Fantastic Woman” tells the story of the struggles of a young transgender woman after her partner suddenly dies. The film stars Daniela Vega, a transgender actor and lyrical singer. “Will & Grace,” which has been critical to ...
Pinera has also promised to "revise and perfect" Chile's abortion law, saying during his presidential campaign that the state would support "vulnerable" women through their pregnancies. "There have been ambivalent comments from Pinera," said Leticia Zenevich, a human rights lawyer and coordinator ...
Chile's National Congress lauded the pre-eminence of the Sahara autonomy plan proposed by Morocco, which was hailed by the United Nations and the entire international community as a serious and credible initiative for the final settlement of this regional dispute. In this regard, Chilean MPs said that the ...
They point to a series of scenes -- Fujimori in a hospital bed, late former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in a wheelchair, former Guatemalan ... In Fujimori's case, a presidential pardon that freed him of a 25-year sentence for brutal human rights abuses triggered protests by thousands of angry Peruvians.
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights in 2012 ruled in favor of Karen Atala, a lesbian judge who lost custody of her three daughters to her ex-husband because of her sexual orientation. The Chilean government later apologized to Atala, paid her $70,000 and offered medical and psychological care to ...
In Chile, President Michelle Bachelet introduced a marriage equality bill in August. Chile's Congress began debating it on November 27. The debates will continue in 2018. If the bill is adopted, Chile will become the sixth country in Latin America with marriage equality, after Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, ...
Both Palestine and Chile were rendered experimental playgrounds for violence. In Chile, apart from the human-rights violations perpetrated by the Pinochet dictatorship, the neoliberal agenda promoted by the Chicago Boys — a group of Chilean economists trained by Milton Friedman — transformed ...
Both Palestine and Chile were rendered experimental playgrounds for violence. In Chile, apart from the human-rights violations perpetrated by the Pinochet dictatorship, the neoliberal agenda promoted by the Chicago Boys — a group of Chilean economists trained by Milton Friedman — transformed ...
The terse response to both coalition forces which have dominated Chilean politics since sitting President Michele Bachelet started her first term in 2006 suggests ... Years later, Pinochet's press agent hit back at him that any claims of 'human rights violations' were just slander from the left: no one had been ...
LAC Principle 10 Negotiations Incorporate Protections for Defenders of Human Rights in Environmental Matters ... on Access to Information, Participation and Justice In Environmental Matters (Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration) in LAC convened in Santiago, Chile, from 27 November to 1 December 2017.
Fawn Sharp, President of the Quinault Indian Nation, attended a United Nations-led seminar in Chile this week focused on improving the rights of ... body of the U.N.'s Human Rights Council – and a number of invited scholars, held Monday and yesterday at Diego Portales University in Santiago, Chile.
Alessia Injoque is the first transgender person to publicly transition at a major corporation in Chile. About six months ago, Alessia Injoque overcame her biggest fear -- coming out as transgender. The 35-year-old industrial engineer never imagined that embracing her true self would not only help eliminate ...
She went on to offer to Chile the opportunity to host the extreme sports event in 2019, despite the "sensitive aspects" highlighted by various protest groups. Human-rights groups have criticized the annual event for the amount of waste left behind by spectators, the destruction of ancestral sites, and the ...
Invoking the 30,000 “forced disappearances” of the last U.S.-backed military dictatorship, Santiago's disappearance highlights the growing use of political repression by President Mauricio Macri's government. These recent efforts are largely meant to corral activists in a nation famous for its human rights ...
(Amsterdam, December 6, 2017) – The Austrian Constitutional Court's ruling on December 4, 2017, that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional is a powerful victory for equal marriage rights, Human Rights Watch said today. It is the first time a Constitutional Court in Europe has held that the ...
“Amnesty International Indonesia wants to urge Indonesia to take a global role in the human rights movement. That's one of our dreams,” said Monica ... the economy will weaken,” Sidarto said. Countries like South Africa and Chile, Sidarto said, had “built their memories of human rights” through museums.
... to defend human rights in environmental matters in the regional agreement. The Eighth Meeting of the Negotiating Committee of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice In Environmental Matters (Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration) in LAC convened in Santiago, Chile, ...
Fawn Sharp, President of the Quinault Indian Nation, attended a United Nations-led seminar in Chile this week focused on improving the rights of ... body of the U.N.'s Human Rights Council – and a number of invited scholars, held Monday and yesterday at Diego Portales University in Santiago, Chile.
“There are new challenges to all states: among them, the real threat to multilateralism… South-South and triangular cooperation can contribute to a new multilateralism and drive the revitalisation of the global partnership for sustainable development.” This is how Liu Zhenmin, the UN under-secretary ...
In her remarks, Ms. Arbour also spoke of the need to be “realistic” about how migration happens and how migration policies work and stressed that the complex phenomenon should not be reduced to “simple, binary categories” such as refugees or economic migrants; security or human rights; or legal ...
The Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation, a Chilean LGBT advocacy group, in 2012 filed a lawsuit with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on behalf of three same-sex couples who are seeking marriage rights in the country. Bachelet's government agreed to introduce a bill ...
On 22 November 2017, the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) held an Exchange of Views on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, notably in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Brazil and Chile. The focus of the discussion was on the right to consultation and participation of indigenous peoples in public ...
In Latin America, many professionals and initiatives have been engaged in retelling stories that have been muffled by a social context of repression and violence at ... The Journalism, Memory and Human Rights Award, organized by the Museum of Memory and Human Rights with the Chilean Journalists' ...
... the United Nations to help fight what they called human rights violations in Venezuela. ... The Lima Group is composed of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, ... The Lima Group will meet again in Chile in January 2018.
... on Thursday awarded the prestigious Sakharov human rights prize to ... fanaticism and oppression, often falling foul of their governments as a result. ... Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, ...
The D.R.C.'s Election To The U.N. Human Rights Council Has ... Those elected were Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.) ... In 2016, the U.N.'s Human Rights Office reported that of more than ... posted on Twitter: "Political repression, civilian attacks, mass graves ...
Oct. 25, 2017 – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights ... for Reproductive Rights, Miles Chile and Isabel Allende Foundation, ...
"The newly elected members to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council are Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, Democratic Republic of ...
SANTIAGO, Chile — A judge in Chile has sentenced 35 former agents of Gen. Augusto Pinochet's feared secret police for the kidnapping, ...
Australia will use its seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council to ... Angola, Congo, Senegal, Slovakia, Ukraine, Chile, Mexico, Peru, ...
BDS' fight against worldwide state repression ... North America, South Africa, Brazil and Chile, among many others. ... for 13 years to highlight the human rights violations committed by Israel, faced attacks both locally and nationally. ... of structural oppression, would help build support on US campuses.
Newly elected to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council are Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, ...
... the Chilean Dictatorship” at the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago, Chile. ... SANTIAGO, Chile — An old rotary phone rings insistently. .... state-sponsored repression and detail how the Reagan government ...


 

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