Human rights defender Vilma Núñez asks the IACHR to demand respect for the right of association in Nicaragua

Human rights defender Vilma Núñez asks the IACHR to demand respect for the right of association in Nicaragua

English, IACHR, Nicaragua, NIcaragua, OAS, Spanish
Jamaica, May 9, 2019. Yesterday, the President of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH, for its initials in Spanish), Vilma Núñez, asked the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to address the State of Nicaragua in conjunction with the relevant bodies of the United Nations regarding the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association in the country. That right that has been widely violated by the authorities during the crisis that has enveloped Nicaragua since April 2018. Núñez's request was made during the regional hearing entitled “Human rights, development and freedom of association” during the 172nd session of the IACHR. The hearing occurred five months after the CENIDH’s legal status was invalidated. “Thirty years of work by CENIDH were practically eliminated on December 12, 2018, when the National…
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Race and Equality Calls for Peace, Justice and Democracy for Venezuela

Race and Equality Calls for Peace, Justice and Democracy for Venezuela

CIDH, Colombia, Colombia, English, Español, IACHR, OAS, OEA, ONU, Regional, Spanish, UN
Colombia, 1st May 2019 - On April 30th, the interim President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, called on the Venezuelan population to join "Operation Freedom", a massive demonstration to usher in what he himself describes as the "beginning of the end of the usurpation" of the Nicolás Maduro regime. Along with Guaidó, who issued the call in the early hours of the morning from the military base La Carlota in Caracas, was also the opposition figure Leopoldo López, who until yesterday was a political prisoner, and was freed from house arrest by defecting soldiers. The Maduro regime has described these actions as an attempted coup d'état. In spite of this, the Venezuelan people took to the streets to demand the military forces to join them on the call for justice and…
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We continue demanding freedom, justice, and democracy for Nicaragua

We continue demanding freedom, justice, and democracy for Nicaragua

CIDH, Español, IACHR, Nicaragua, NIcaragua, OAS, OEA, ONU, Race and Equality, Regional, Spanish, UN
[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Washington, DC, April 18, 2019 – Today marks one year since a genuine popular uprising began in Nicaragua led by young people, which has ended up changing the country’s direction in pursuit of three concrete demands: freedom for those who have been arbitrarily arrested and the reestablishment of constitutional freedoms, rights, and guarantees; justice for the victims of the repression [and] guarantees of reparations and non-repetition; and democracy for the country. What has happened in Nicaragua Twelve months ago, a group of mostly university students together with older people organized protests in the cities of León and Managua due to some reforms that were made to the Social Security Law without holding consultations.  The repression on April 18, 2018 against older people, youth, and journalists by government-aligned mobs…
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Public Communiqué: we urge the Colombian State to immediately address the disappearance of Afro-Colombians exiled in Ecuador after being threatened

Public Communiqué: we urge the Colombian State to immediately address the disappearance of Afro-Colombians exiled in Ecuador after being threatened

Colombia, English, IACHR, OAS, Spanish, UN
Bogotá, Colombia, March 4, 2019 – The International Institute on Race, Equality, and Human Rights (Race & Equality) joins its voice to the denunciation issued by the Asociación Nacional de Afrocolombianos Desplazados [National Association of Displaced Afro-Colombians] (AFRODES) to forcefully and urgently call on the Colombian State to immediately address the disappearance, since February 27 in Quito, Ecuador, of Plácido Tercero Escalante and Ana Gloria Cabezas, Afro-Colombian victims of forced displacement in Colombia and members of FUNDAFRO, an organization affiliated with the National Association of Displaced Afro-Colombians (AFRODES). Plácido and Ana Gloria were forced to flee Colombia and request asylum in the neighboring country of Ecuador together with their families in January after receiving numerous threats and receiving no protection from Colombian authorities to guarantee their lives and [physical] integrity.…
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Nicaraguan Delegation Meets with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet

Nicaraguan Delegation Meets with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet

CIDH, English, Nicaragua, NIcaragua, OAS, Spanish, UN
The International Institute of Race, Equality, and Human Rights (Race & Equality) facilitated a private meeting on February 1 between 10 representatives of Nicaraguan civil society organizations and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. In the meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, Nicaraguan human rights defenders presented a report detailing the grave state of human rights in the country following the persecution of activists, women, journalists, independent media outlets, youth, political prisoners, and human rights defenders by the government of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo. [vc_column_text] [vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] “We have met with the High Commissioner.  She listened to our requests and expressed her sincere concern regarding the situation in Nicaragua and her commitment to include and note the situation that is transpiring in all of her interventions…
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