PBI-Colombia accompanies Nomadesc at meeting with Canadian Ambassador and victims of police violence

On May 16, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “We accompanied a meeting in Cali with the Ambassador of @CanadayColombia with @Nomadesc and @Justiciaypazcol with victims of police violence. They request actions to avoid impunity and move towards a comprehensive police reform and guarantees of non-financing of the public force [the national police and Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CCAJAR lawyers collective at Inter-American Court of Human Rights hearing

On May 16, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “Last week PBI accompanied @Ccajar during the public hearing held in @CorteIDH [the Inter-American Court of Human Rights] in the case Members of the “José Alvear Restrepo” Lawyers Corporation v. Colombia. See more information about the audience here.” The hearing took place on May 12-13 Read more…

Guatemalan judge who ordered nine former police and military officers to stand trial receives death threats

Plaza Pública reports: “On Friday, May 6, Judge Miguel Ángel Gálvez ruled that nine retired military personnel, including a former Minister of National Defense, must face oral and public trial for the crimes of forced disappearance, murder, attempted murder and crimes against the duties of humanity.” It explains: “The nine Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanied Espacio OSC calls for comprehensive plan for the protection of journalists and human rights defenders

Photo of Mario Hurtado by Article 19. On May 11, the ‘Forum for the construction of a comprehensive public policy for the protection of defenders and journalists’ was held in Mexico City. It was convened by the Delegation of the European Union in Mexico and the organizations of the Espacio Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies CCDA Verapaz, expresses concern about the safety of several Q’eqchi’ communities

On May 12, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies CCDA Verapaz. We are concerned about the security situation of several of its member communities.” PBI-Guatemala has explained: “The Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA) accompanies 150 Q’eqchi communities, supporting them in the resolution of conflicts related to the possession of the land Read more…