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PERU: NOTHING TO CELEBRATE. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSION FOR THE UN UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW, 28TH SESSION OF THE UPR WORKING GROUP, NOVEMBER 2017

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Peru in November 2017. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made in the previous UPR, assesses the national human rights framework and the human rights situation on the ground, and makes recommendations to the government of Peru to address the human rights challenges mentioned in this report.

Date:
21 July 2017
Ref:
AMR 46/6624/2017
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  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Guatemala: Stop criminalizing defenders!

A year since the acquittal of seven human rights defenders working on the rights to water and territory in Huehuetenango of baseless charges, Amnesty International remains concerned about the continued misuse of the justice system to silence and intimidate human rights defenders in Guatemala. This follow-up report, Guatemala: Stop Criminalizing Defenders!, examines what steps have been taken to implement recommendations made to the Guatemalan authorities aimed at curbing misuse of the justice system against human rights defenders and ensuring their protection.

Date:
20 July 2017
Ref:
AMR 34/6212/2017
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  • Americas
  • Justice Systems

Guatemala: Major human rights challenges still pending: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 28th session of the UPR Working Group, November 2017

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Guatemala in November 2017. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made in the previous UPR, assesses the national human rights framework and the human rights situation on the ground, and makes recommendations to the government of Guatemala to address the human rights challenges mentioned in this report.

Date:
19 July 2017
Ref:
AMR 34/6554/2017
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  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Guatemala: Business associations must refrain from stigmatizing human rights defenders or discrediting their work

Following a series of statements from different business associations challenging the legitimate work of the Guatemalan Center for Legal, Environmental and Social Action (CALAS) in legally challenging the licenses granted to the San Rafael mining company in San Rafael Las Flores municipality, Guatemala, Amnesty International urgently calls upon Guatemala’s business associations and businesses to refrain from making statements aimed at discrediting or stigmatizing people who are defending indigenous rights and the right to a clean environment.

Date:
13 July 2017
Ref:
AMR 34/6738/2017
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  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Peru: Environmental defenders at risk of undue process

Amnesty International is concerned at the improper use of the justice system to harass and silence the work of environmental rights defenders in Peru. The organization has received clear indications that community leaders Oscar Mollohuanca Cruz, former Mayor of Espinar, and Herbert Huamán and Sergio Huamaní Hilario, former President and Vice-President of the United Front in Defence of Espinar’s Interests (FUDIE) respectively, are facing prosecution for their work as human rights defenders and for their involvement in the May 2012 protests to demand amendment of the commitments made to the peasant communities as a result of the operations of Tintaya Mine, Antapaccay extension.

Date:
13 July 2017
Ref:
AMR 46/6729/2017
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Venezuela: Leopoldo López moved to ‘house arrest’ as repression deepens

The transfer of a prominent opposition leader from prison to “house arrest” should be a first step to reverse the Venezuelan government´s policy to silence those who do not agree with them, said Amnesty International. In the early hours of Saturday, Leopoldo López, prisoner of conscience and leader of the opposition party Voluntad Popular, was moved from the Ramo Verde prison to his house, where he will continue to serve his sentence.

Date:
8 July 2017
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Guatemala: Smear campaign against environmental defenders

Members of the Centre for Environmental, Social and Legal Action (CALAS) have been the target of a smear campaign after they challenged the license of the San Rafael mining company in court. On 5 July, the Supreme Court of Justice notified it would provisionally suspend the mining company’s licence. CALAS members are at risk of further attacks.

Date:
6 July 2017
Ref:
AMR 34/6680/2017
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  • Censorship and Free Speech

Mexico: human rights defenders and journalists should be protected against illegal surveillance

Responding to a NYT’s article that disclosed the use of software to spy on Mexican journalists and human rights defenders, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, said: “This new chilling evidence confirms that Mexican journalists and human rights defenders are a target of illegal practices designed to interfere and hinder their work. These findings are consistent with Amnesty International's previous research and show a clear pattern of illegal use of technology in an attempt to control any criticism against those in power.

Date:
19 June 2017
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Americas: Human rights in the Americas: Challenges and opportunities at a time of regression

Amnesty International believes it is essential to make human rights a crosscutting priority of public policy in the Americas if we are to address the central theme of this XLVII General Assembly, which is: “Strengthening Dialogue and Concertation for Prosperity”. Amnesty International believes, however, that the serious social and economic gaps, gaps in participation, in access to justice and in the exercise of human rights that are still prevalent in the region, from north to south, are undoubtedly one of the main causes of the suffering and abuse faced by millions of the continent’s inhabitants.

Date:
12 June 2017
Ref:
AMR 01/6479/2017