El Salvador and the false discourse on judicial independence

Ursula Indacochea Prevost* Versión en español aquí. Last Wednesday, March 16, a public hearing was held before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to address the situation of judicial independence in El Salvador. In it, the petitioning organizations presented to this international body a reading of various decisions, facts and arbitrary reforms that occurred […]

Lending an Ear to Venezuela

Ana Lorena Delgadillo* Versión en español aquí. Originally published in Proceso. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Venezuela for the second time in three years. In my last visit in December 2018, I recall witnessing disturbing food and medicine shortages. This time round, I experienced a different Venezuela, but in a worse situation. Despite the […]

Colombia: human rights as an instrument for peace

Sébastien Coquoz* This article is part of volume 2 of the Society of Common Good “reveal humanity, fight inhumanity” Versión en español aquí. An alarming global situation According to one of the latest speeches of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, held before the Human Rights Council, the current situation […]

Covid-19 and racial inequality in Colombia: The case of the department of Chocó

Ely Cossio* Versión en español aquí. Exceptional times require extraordinary measures; however, there are places in Colombia where the lack of essential services would make any extraordinary measure be considered meager given the marginality and the historical backwardness in the country. The negligence of the central government is the common denominator of the formerly called […]

Social Protest: A Misunderstood Right

Relevant Aspects of the IACHR Report «Protest and Human Rights» Javier A. de Belaunde* The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the IACHR published its report «Protest and Human Rights» in December 2019. It appears timely when massive demonstrations are being held in the streets and squares across the region. The […]