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Independent Panel Will Again Assess Candidates to the Inter-American Human Rights Commission
While member states fail to act, civil society groups are again backing an independent review of candidates for one of the world's most influential human rights bodies.
Open Society Justice Initiative Joins Calls to Protect Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Cutting U.S. funding would imperil a key international tool for upholding human rights, a coalition of civil society groups claims.
Guatemala Must Continue Its Commitment to Combat Corruption and Impunity
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has violated his country’s agreement with the United Nations by preventing the head of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) from reentering the country.
Open Society Justice Initiative and Namati Launch Guide to Document Citizenship for Stateless People
A new guidebook, created through a partnership between the Open Society Foundations, Namati, and the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, seeks to help the 1.1 billion people who lack access to crucial identification documents.
Independent Expert Panel Assesses Candidates for 2018 Inter-American Court of Human Rights
The creation of an independent panel to review the selection process for the Inter-American human rights system is part of a continuing effort by civil society groups to promote transparency.
UN Human Rights Body Urged to Respond to Hungary’s Assault on NGOs
The Open Society Justice Initiative says Hungary’s campaign against independent civil society groups seeks to “stifle and eliminate critical voices.”
International Rights Groups Urge Mexico’s President to Veto Flawed Security Law
A proposed new security law in Mexico will regularize the role of the armed forces in domestic law enforcement with no significant civilian oversight.
Independent Experts Assess Candidates for Inter-American Human Rights Commission
The six national nominees competing this June for three vacant positions at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will be assessed by an independent panel of experts.