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10 Jan 2019 description

Washington, D.C. – La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) denuncia el debilitamiento del Estado de Derecho ante la grave crisis de derechos humanos iniciada el 18 de abril. La CIDH urge al Estado de Nicaragua a restituir las condiciones para garantizar las libertades fundamentales y los derechos humanos de las personas propias para la vigencia del Estado Democrático de Derecho.

10 Jan 2019 description

Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) denounces the weakening of the rule of law in the face of the grave human rights crisis that began in the country on April 18, 2018. The IACHR urges the state of Nicaragua to restore conditions that guarantee the fundamental freedoms and human rights to its own people which are necessary for the democratic rule of law to remain in force.

10 Jan 2019 description

Washington, D.C. - Ahead of the start of a new mandate for President Nicolás Maduro on January 10, following an election process that failed to reach the minimum standards of free and fair elections in the country, the Commission warns of the further weakening of Venezuelan institutions, of persistent structural issues affecting human rights and of the serious consequences that a Venezuelan withdrawal from the OAS would have for the Venezuelan people.

26 Dec 2018 description

Washington, D.C. / Santiago, Chile - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the Regional Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for South America condemn the murders of two activists for the Landless Workers Movement (MST, by its Portuguese acronym) in the Brazilian state of Paraíba, and of a leader of rural settlements in the State of Pará.

19 Dec 2018 description

Washington, D.C. / Managua – La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) denuncia el cierre de espacios democráticos y el agravamiento de una nueva etapa de la represión en Nicaragua tendiente a silenciar, intimidar y criminalizar a las voces opositoras al Gobierno, a los organismos de derechos humanos y a los medios de comunicación independientes en el país. La CIDH recuerda al Estado que el ejercicio pleno de todos los derechos y libertades fundamentales es una condición indispensable para la vigencia efectiva de la democracia.

19 Dec 2018 description

Washington, D.C. / Managua - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) denounces the closure of democratic spaces and the aggravation of a new stage of repression in Nicaragua aimed at silencing, intimidating and criminalizing those opposed to the Government, human rights organizations and the independent media in the country. The IACHR reminds the State that the full exercise of all fundamental rights and freedoms is an indispensable condition for the effective enforcement of democracy.

19 Dec 2018 description

Washington, D.C. - On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Migrants urge the States of the region to adopt measures to guarantee the effective enjoyment of the human rights of migrants, as well as to promote durable solutions and a culture of inclusion, respect for differences, prevention of discrimination and combating xenophobia.

03 Nov 2018 description

R236/18

November 2, 2018

Washington –DC. – On the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, four human rights experts urge the Government of Mexico to adopt all necessary measures to ensure continued and sufficient funding for the Federal Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders and Journalists to prevent future financial crisis.

The experts from the United Nations and the IACHR have found that the Protection Mechanism had made significant progress, but still lacks sufficient resources to fully exercise its mandate.

03 Nov 2018 description

R236/18 2 de noviembre de 2018

Washington – DC. - En el Día Internacional para Poner Fin a la Impunidad de los Crímenes contra Periodistas, cuatro expertos en derechos humanos instan al Gobierno de México a adoptar todas las medidas necesarias para garantizar una financiación continua y suficiente para el Mecanismo Federal de Protección para Personas Defensoras de Derechos Humanos y Periodistas para prevenir futuras crisis financieras.

01 Nov 2018 description

Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) conducted a working visit to Costa Rica from October 14-18, 2018. The purpose of the visit was to monitor the situation of Nicaraguan asylum seekers and people in need of international protection who have been forced to flee their country and seek international protection in Costa Rica.

01 Nov 2018 description

Washington, D.C. – La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) realizó una visita de trabajo a Costa Rica del 14 al 18 de octubre de 2018. El propósito de la visita fue monitorear la situación de las personas nicaragüenses solicitantes de asilo y en necesidad de protección internacional que se han visto forzadas a huir de su país y buscar protección internacional en Costa Rica.

31 Oct 2018 description

Washington, D.C. – La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) expresa su alarma por el aumento de asesinatos y agresiones contra defensoras y defensores de derechos humanos en Guatemala. La CIDH reitera su llamado al Estado a tomar medidas urgentes para proteger a quienes defienden los derechos humanos en el país, así como a llevar a cabo investigaciones diligentes que tengan en cuenta la actividad de defensa de derechos humanos de las víctimas.

31 Oct 2018 description

Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) wishes to express its alarm over the increase in murders and aggressions against human rights defenders in Guatemala. The IACHR calls once more on the state of Guatemala to take urgent measures to protect those who are defending human rights in the country and to fully investigate these crimes, taking the fact that the victims were engaged in defending human rights fully into account.

26 Oct 2018 description

El Grupo Interdisciplinario de Expertos Independientes (GIEI) y en el marco del “Acuerdo entre la Secretaría General de la Organización de Estados Americanos, la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) y el gobierno de Nicaragua para la investigación de los hechos de violencia acaecidos en el periodo del 18 de abril a la fecha en Nicaragua”, suscrito el 30 de mayo de 2018, desea poner en conocimiento de la opinión pública nacional e internacional una actualización de las labores que viene desarrollando en el país desde el 2 de julio de 2018, fecha de instalación del GIEI.

23 Oct 2018 description

Washington, D.C. – La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) expresa su preocupación ante los abusos y violaciones a derechos humanos que vienen enfrentado las personas que integran la “Caravana de migrantes” proveniente de Honduras.

23 Oct 2018 description

Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses its concern over the human rights violations and abuses faced by persons of the “Migrant Caravan” marching from Honduras. The IACHR urges the States concerned to adopt measures to guarantee the human rights of these individuals—in particular the right of persons in need of international protection to request and receive asylum—and to strengthen mechanisms of shared responsibility to address the situation of persons that have been forced to migrate.

18 Oct 2018 description

October 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), through information recorded by the Special Follow-Up Mechanism for Nicaragua (MESENI) in recent weeks, observes an increase in acts of violence and repression to deter public demonstrations in Nicaragua. The IACHR also warns about the detention and criminalization of political and social leaders. It also expresses concern about the particular effects that the crisis generates on the rights of women, children and adolescents.

01 Oct 2018 description

Geneva / Washington, D.C. - The health system in Venezuela is in crisis, human rights experts say, citing the deaths of at least 16 children at one hospital due to poor hygiene, and the deaths of other minors due to a variety of conditions, including malnutrition.

UN and IAHRC experts urged the Government to act urgently to mobilise the necessary and available resources, including through international cooperation, to restore the healthcare system in the country.

01 Oct 2018 description

Ginebra / Washington, D.C. - El sistema de salud en Venezuela está en crisis, dicen expertos y expertas de derechos humanos, aludiendo a la muerte de, al menos, 16 niños y niñas en un hospital por mala higiene, y la de otros más, por varias condiciones de salud, entre ellas desnutrición.

Las y los expertos de Naciones Unidas y la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) instaron al gobierno a actuar de manera urgente para movilizar los recursos necesarios y disponibles, inclusive mediante la cooperación internacional, para restaurar el sistema de salud en el país.