Treating Addiction Through Force

Drug users in Cambodia are subject to arbitrary arrest and commitment to drug treatment facilities, but in a startling development may now also be unwilling participants in an experimental drug trial. In December 2009, police in Phnom Penh reportedly arrested…

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…

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…