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TO: His Excellency Jimmy Morales, President of the Republic of Guatemala CC: Dr. Ranulfo Rafael Rojas Cetina, President of the Judiciary Ms. Thelma Aldana, Esq., Attorney General of the Public Ministry [1] Mr. Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Ms...
São Paulo, 24 January, 2016 TO: Sérgio Condeli, Police Department in the State of Rondonia Francisco Borges Neto, Special Delegate for Repression of Crimes Against Life Elias Chaquian Filho, Promotor of Justice RE: Investigation into the disappearance of Ms. Nilce de Souza Magalhães We, the...

The Dam-Affected Movement of Brazil (Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens – MAB) calls for justice and a thorough, independent and impartial investigation following the disappearance of...

On 21 January, ESCR-Net sent a letter to the government of Pakistan to express concern about the recent arrest of Saeed Baloch, human rights defender,...

The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) today authorized the Belo Monte Dam's operating license, which allows the dam's reservoirs to be filled. The authorization was granted despite clear noncompliance with conditions necessary...

Following extensive legal proceedings in Tanzania, this communication was submitted before the Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (Committee) in 2012. The case concerns the plight of two widows in Tanzania (E.S. and S.C.) who, under Tanzania’s customary inheritance law, were denied the right of inheriting or administering the estates of their late husbands. Thereafter they were, along with their minor children, evicted from their homes by their in-laws.

In 2007, the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing presented to the Human Rights Council a set of "Basic principles and guidelines on development-based evictions and displacement". These guidelines aim to assist States in developing policies and legislations...