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Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/PRY/CO/6, 8 November 2011: Paraguay

12. The Committee is concerned that, despite the prohibition contained in article 48 of the Constitution, the State party’s legislation does not provide a definition of discrimination in accordance with article 1 of the Convention. The Committee is further concerned that, despite the preparation of draft laws on equality and against all forms of discrimination […]

Paraguay: Proposed amendments to the criminal code include broad definition of terrorism

The lower House of Parliament adopted a bill amending the criminal code, which includes new terrorism related offences. The bill provides for broad definitions of terrorism and of what constitutes a terrorist association. The adoption of the bill is pending before the Senate.

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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