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Americas: Open letter to heads of state participating in the VIII Summit of the Americas

, Index number: AMR 01/8189/2018

Amnesty International acknowledges the VIII Summit of the Americas as a regional space promoting dialogue between various states of the American continent. This organization considers it essential to prioritize human rights, as a transversal axis of public policy in the Americas, for a comprehensive approach to the central theme of this Summit: “Democratic Governance against Corruption.” Important social, economic and participatory gaps latently persist in the American hemisphere, and there are great challenges in terms of access to justice, impunity and full enjoyment of human rights for the majority. The Americas continues to be the most unequal and violent region in the world.

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