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Tag Results for "Human Rights Abuses Latin America"

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Center Files Legal Brief in Case of Military Abuses in Mexico

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights (RFK Center) today delivered a "friend of the court" brief to Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice regarding international standards for limiting military jurisdiction. continue reading »

49 Human Rights Advocates Killed in Colombia in 2011

A total of 49 human rights defenders were murdered in Colombia in 2011, a year in which individual attacks against those activists increased by 36 percent, a report from the non-governmental organization Somos Defensores says. continue reading »

Spanish Trial of Prominent Judge Concerns UN Human Rights Experts

A series of independent United Nations human rights experts voiced concern about the impact of the trial of a prominent Spanish judge on his independence, particularly his efforts to investigate more than 100,000 allegations of enforced disappearances during the country‚Äôs civil war and then under the regime of Francisco Franco. continue reading »