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Law is a dangerous profession in Colombia

Judges and lawyers in Colombia work in a dangerous profession, says a report issued today by the ICJ, which documents 515 cases of violence against Colombian lawyers and judges between 1979 and 1991. More than half of the victims, 278 jurists, were murdered. (more…)

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Jurists criticize coup by Peruvian President

On 5 April, constitutional order was subverted in Peru. President Alberto Fujimori assumed all power, dissolved the National Congress and suspended the constitution, thus undermining the independence of the judiciary. (more…)

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ICJ protests Paraguay arrests

The ICJ has strongly protested the arrest by Paraguayan authorities yesterday of at least 18 opposition leaders just days before the 40th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (more…)

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