Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Ecuador

On November 3, 2009, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) held a general hearing on the criminalization of human rights defenders in Ecuador. The hearing began as civil society representatives expressed concern for a colleague who was denied entry…

Improving Political Rights in Mexico

On November 5, 2009, academics and members of civil society from Mexico came before the Inter-American Court for Human Rights to protest an alleged degradation of political rights in their country. Representatives from the Iberian-American Observatory for Democracy, the Center…

Public Security and Human Rights in Tijuana, Mexico

On November 6, 2009, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) held a hearing by the Citizens Commission of Human Rights of the Northwest (Comisión Ciudadana de Derechos Humanos del Noroeste or CCDHN) and the Mexican Commission of the Defense…