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20 Jun 2018 description

The undersigned human rights and civil liberties organizations condemn the unlawful detention yesterday of Radhya Almutawakel and Abdulrasheed Alfaqih, two prominent Yemeni human rights defenders with Mwatana Organization for Human Rights, and call on all parties to the armed conflict in Yemen to respect the work of human rights advocates.

15 May 2018 description

Ginebra-París-Buenaventura, 15 de mayo de 2018 - La defensa de derechos humanos sigue siendo una actividad de alto riesgo situando a Colombia como el país con el mayor número de asesinatos de personas defensoras en el mundo. En 2017, entre 106 y 126 personas defensoras perdieron la vida ante la incapacidad del Estado para protegerlas.

15 May 2018 description

Geneva-Paris-Buenaventura, May 15, 2018 - Defending human rights remains a high-risk activity in Colombia, making it the deadliest country in the world for human rights defenders. In 2017, between 106 and 126 defenders lost their lives due to the State’s inability to protect them. These are the conclusions of the report of the Observatory (OMCT-FIDH), presented today in Buenaventura, a place that experiences all the risksfaced by defenders in the country.

30 Nov 2017 description

29 November 2017

In recent days, the Mexican Congress has rushed discussions about the Law on Internal Security (Ley de Seguridad Interior, LSI) that would normalize the participation of Mexico’s armed forces in public security tasks. In the media and in public spaces, legislators from various political parties have insisted on the law’s approval. Despite documented concerns from civil society organizations, and against the opinion of human rights and security experts, Mexico’s Congress plans to debate the law on Thursday, November 30.