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Americas Death Penalty

USA: Clemency rejected, Texas execution proceeds

Brent Brewer was executed in Texas on 9 November 2023. His 1991 death sentence was overturned in 2007, but he was resentenced to death in 2009. In 1991 and again in 2009, the prosecution relied on unscientific and unreliable testimony of a psychiatrist who asserted that Brent Brewer would likely...

Peru: Refugees in Peru face impossible deadline

As of 10 November 2023, Venezuelan nationals in Peru will no longer be able to apply for temporary protection. This status is essential for refugees to have a regular migratory status, access to basic rights, and protection against forced returns to Venezuela. Survivors of gender-based violence...
Americas Climate change

Canada: Drop Charges against land defenders

The Indigenous Wet’suwet’en Nation is protecting its ancestral lands and waterways against the construction of a gas pipeline. Wet’suwet’en land defenders and their supporters who oppose the construction of the pipeline are experiencing surveillance, harassment and intimidation at the hands of the...