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The ICJ releases videos on acceso to justice in cases of enforced disappearences and extrajudicial killings in Latin America

The ICJ launches today a series of videos on access to justice challenges in cases of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings in Peru, Colombia and Guatemala; the videos also include recommendations to each State on urgent measures to take to fight against impunity for these crimes. The videos were produced as part of the project […]

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Latin America: new podcast “Forced Absences” available in Spanish

This year, the ICJ launched its podcast series “Forced Absences” about cases of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings in Latin America, produced by La No Ficción Agencia, and available on the main internet audio platforms. The series, produced as part of the project “Promoting justice for extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances in Colombia, Guatemala and […]

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Guatemala: ICJ report identifies failures and challenges in achieving accountability and redress for serious human rights violations

Guatemalan officials and the justice system as a whole have failed to deliver accountability and provide redress for enforced disappearances and unlawful deaths, said the ICJ in a report released today. It is estimated that around 45,000 people were subjected to enforced disappearance during the internal armed conflict (1960-1996), including some 5,000 children. The baseline […]

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Guatemala: ICJ conducts high level mission to urge new safeguards against enforced disappearance and ensure the rights of victims

From 6 – 9 September 2021, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) conducted a high-level mission to Guatemala to promote the adoption of laws and mechanisms to ensure the protection of rights of victims of enforced disappearance. The mission, was led by Alejandro Salinas Rivera, ICJ Commissioner, and Francisca Sánchez, legal advisor to the ICJ […]

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Chile: ICJ holds seminar with public prosecutors on standards to investigate unlawful killings

The ICJ conducted a seminar on investigative standards on 7 September 2021, for 80 Chilean prosecutors in charge of prosecuting crimes related to serious human rights violations, including those committed during the widespread social protests that took place in October 2019. The session was led by several leading international legal experts, including Kingsley Abbot, ICJ […]

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