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…

Arizona’s SB 1070: Endangering Vulnerable Groups?

In the absence of national comprehensive immigration reform, Arizona’s state legislature passed the controversial Arizona Senate Bill 1070, also known as the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (“the Act”). The legislation requires a police officer to inquire…