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Tag: Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR)

  • Friday, March 1st 2024 - 13:47 UTC

    Uruguayan State summoned by Inter-American Commission over nationality treatment

    This situation has reached absurd situations such as that of legal citizens whose documents indicate that their nationality is “Soviet”, since they were born in the USSR.

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has summoned the Uruguayan State following concerns raised by the association Somos Todos Uruguayos regarding the treatment of Uruguayan nationality and the risk of statelessness. The hearing is scheduled for this Tuesday in Washington DC.

  • Friday, June 16th 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Uruguayan State admits guilt in 1974 “April Girls” murders

    Vice President Argimón urged Uruguayans to provide information on missing persons

    During a ceremony at the Legislative Palace in Montevideo presided over by Vice President Beatriz Argimón, and pursuant to a sentence from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), the Uruguayan State Thursday admitted its responsibility in the April 21, 1974, murders of Laura Raggio, Diana Maidanik, and Silvia Reyes by the military during the last civil-military dictatorship (1973-1985).

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 11:15 UTC

    IACHR speaks of extrajudicial executions and a massacre in Peru

    President Dina Boluarte insisted on denying any responsibility for the deaths of the demonstrators

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) filed a report this week mentioning extrajudicial executions in Peru and using the word “massacre” in reference to police repression against demonstrators following the impeachment of then-President Pedro Castillo Terrones on Dec. 7.

  • Friday, December 23rd 2022 - 09:58 UTC

    IACHR team meets with former Peruvian President

    Castillo claimed he was being arbitrarily deprived of his rights

    A team from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Thursday paid a visit to former Peruvian President José Pedro Castillo Terrones, who is under arrest for trying to stage a coup d'état, which led to his impeachment and subsequent pre-trial detention.

  • Thursday, April 7th 2022 - 09:10 UTC

    Freedom of the press just a nice idea in Mexico

    President AMLO: 40% of his statements are reportedly false

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)'s special rapporteur on Freedom of Expression said the Mexican government was actually “encouraging” the increasing attacks against journalists recorded in the country.

  • Monday, April 4th 2022 - 09:57 UTC

    New riot at Ecuadorian prison leaves at least another 12 inmates dead

    Most crimes in Ecuadorian prisons are linked to drug cartels from Colombia and Mexico. Photo: EFE/ Robert Puglla<br />

    A new episode of Ecuador's prison crisis Sunday has resulted in the death of yet another 12 inmates following clashes at the correctional facility in the southern city of Cuenca. Last year, 316 prisoners were killed in fights between rival gangs.

  • Thursday, March 31st 2022 - 10:19 UTC

    IACHR requests Peru refrains from freeing Fujimori

    Releasing the former head of state would be against the victims' right to justice, the IACHR believed

    The Costa Rica-based Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has issued a ruling telling the Peruvian State to refrain from releasing former President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) from jail as ordered by the country's Constitutional Court (TC).

  • Thursday, December 30th 2021 - 09:42 UTC

    Argentina accountable for disappearance of two Uruguayans in the 1970s

    The couple's children continued to live with their adoptive family in Chile

    The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has determined Argentina was internationally responsible for the forced disappearances of Uruguayan nationals Mario Roger Julien Cáceres and Victoria Lucía Grisonas Andrijauskaite “perpetrated within the framework of the systematic plan of repression implemented in the 1976-1983 period and in the context of Operation Condor,” it was announced in San José, Costa Rica.

  • Tuesday, October 19th 2021 - 09:10 UTC

    IACHR finds Colombia guilty for what happened to a reporter

    The state of Colombia had neglected the well-being of a journalist

    Colombia's President Iván Duque has announced he would abide by the IACHR ruling against his country in the Jineth Bedoya case in which the Court also ordered the creation of a centre for women victims of sexual violence.

  • Thursday, July 12th 2018 - 03:07 UTC

    IACHR says death toll from Nicaraguan unrest up to 264

     IACHR's chief Paulo Abrao told reporters the death toll in Nicaragua had reached 264.

    Anti-government protests in Nicaragua have led to a known death toll of 264, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Wednesday after four months of unrest, while some 1,800 people have been injured.

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