Human Rights Situation in Panama

Participants:State of Panama, Unión de Abogados y Abogadas Indígenas de Panamá Countries:Panama Topics:General Human Rights Situation “I think the government treated us this way because we are indigenous. People have been injured, killed, and the government says nothing happened,” said…

Allegations against Canada for Complicity in Torture of Afghans

A Canadian Parliamentary committee recently heard testimony suggesting that Canada’s policy of transferring Afghan detainees to Afghan security forces amounted to complicity in torture. On August 11, 2003, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) assumed control of the International Security…

Criminalizing Social Movements in Peru

Peru has taken a dangerous step toward endangering social protestors by passing Decree Law 1095 (Decree 1095) on September 1, 2010. Decree 1905 is a response to protests by communities against a national irrigation project. The law permits deployment of…

Human Rights Situation in the Camps for Internally Displaced Persons in Haiti

Participants:Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), American University Washington College of Law International Human Rights Clinic (IHRLC), State of Haiti (not present) Countries:Haiti Topics:Internally Displaced Persons Update:Disease, malnourishment, contaminated water, and sexual assault…