Human Rights Watch (HRW) Executive Director for the Americas José Miguel Vivanco said his organization had never seen police officers use “horizontal high-speed multiple projectile launchers” as it happens in Colombia.
Colombian former President Álvaro Uribe on Friday urged that police and military have the right to use arms in the context of demonstrations against the tax reform being promoted by the government of Ivan Duque, his political godson. The following reactions included Human Rights groups and political figures pressing Twitter to suspend Uribe’s account, where he posted the message.
Human Rights Watch wants the city of Buenos Aires to stop using live facial recognition to identify children accused of committing crimes, the rights group said on Friday. New York-based Human Rights Watch said Buenos Aires started using the technology in 2019, making Argentina the only country in the world to deploy it against people under the age of 18.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman arrived in Buenos Aires at around 7 am on Wednesday and, thus, became the first international dignatary to touch Argentine soil for the G-20 Summit.
A federal court in Argentina is examining a criminal complaint against the controversial Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for alleged war crimes committed in Yemen.
As Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is about to arrive in Argentina for the upcoming G-20 Summit, a US-based human rights NGO Monday filed a request before Buenos Aires Federal Judge Ariel Lijo that the Universal Justice criteria be applied to him as intellectual author of the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, October 2 last, and for crimes against humanity in Yemen.
An average of nine people were killed per day at the hands of Brazil's notoriously violent police force in 2015, an increase from last year despite a nationwide drop in murder rates. In 2015, 3,345 people were allegedly killed during police interventions across Brazil, up 6.3% from the previous year's count of 3,146. The statistics come from the 10th Public Security Yearbook published by the Brazilian Forum on Public Security.
Brazilian report shows at least 218 inmates were killed in the country’s jails last year, an average of more than one convict slain every two days. The data was published by Brazilian daily Folha de Sao Paulo on Thursday.
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Thursday that Venezuela's pullout of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR Court) would be devastating for the international organization. Spokesperson Rupert Colville said the move will be not good for Venezuela either.
Four Latin American countries, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico, have been identified among the seven most important countries on the UN Human Rights Council, in a report by the Human Rights Watch organisation.