Americas: More protection, less persecution: Human rights defenders in Latin America
This report examines a range of human rights violations faced by human rights defenders in Latin America from 1996 to 1999. It analyses a number of ways in which governments and state agents attempt to silence human rights defenders in order to conceal the truth about human rights violations and protect state agents responsible for such abuses. The report concludes with Amnesty Inetrnational's recommendations to the OAU and all Latin American governments to safeguard the freedom of human rights defenders to carry out their work.
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- Fair Hearings and Implementation of Court Orders are key for Guaranteeing the Right to Adequate Housing: Amnesty International Written Statement to the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
- Russia: Further information: Prominent defender must be released: Oyub Titiev
- Lesotho: Authorities must ensure an independent investigation into torture allegations and death