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Rights Groups Urge Mexico to Adopt Proposed Advisory Council to Fight Impunity

The Mexican government is being urged to include international as well as Mexican experts in an advisory council that would spearhead the fight against impunity.

October 24, 2016
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Kyrgyzstan’s Top Court Fails to Deliver Expected Askarov Release

Kyrgyzstan’s Supreme Court this week failed to free the country’s best-known political prisoner, Azimjan Askarov, despite a ruling from the UN Human Rights Committee requiring his immediate release.

July 13, 2016
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Atrocity Crimes in Mexico Demand an Extraordinary Response

There is a “reasonable basis” to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed in Mexico by both government forces and the Zetas drug cartel.

June 03, 2016
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New Legal Action Targets Germany’s Support for U.S. Drone Strikes

Germany’s role in supporting drone strikes by the U.S. military is being challenged in legal complaints filed over the death of an innocent Somali herdsman in 2012.

September 16, 2015
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New Report: Time to Rebuild Rule of Law in Mexico’s Guerrero State

An assessment of the justice system in Mexico’s Guerrero state has underlined the systematic failure to investigate and prosecute the grave crimes of murder, torture and enforced disappearance.

September 02, 2015
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Human Rights Committee Faults Kyrgyzstan for Death in Custody

The ruling against Kyrgyzstan from the UN Human Rights Committee underlines the obligation to protect prisoners from violence, including violence from other prisoners.

April 15, 2015
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Guatemala Should Seek Renewal of UN-backed Anti-Impunity Commission

The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala is an “indispensable partner” in the battle against organized criminality and corruption, according to a new assessment from the Open Society Justice Initiative.

March 19, 2015
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Mexico Must Address “Widespread” Enforced Disappearances

The Open Society Justice Initiative is urging the Mexican government to respond positively to a highly critical international assessment of its response to a continuing epidemic of enforced disappearances.

February 13, 2015
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