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Articles written by Jessica Maeda

HRW World Report 2011

HRW has presented its 21th World Report.  Critics are oriented to change current methods of dealing with repressive governments, encouraging States to exercise pressure in order to generate real changes. To Download the report: http://www.hrw.org/en/node/95491

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New Convention on Enforced Disappearance

New Convention on Enforced Disappearance entered into force, but much remains to be done – UN expert body Last 23th December, 2010, the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances welcomed the entry into force of the International Convention* … Continue reading

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Latin America and the fight against Impunity

It’s been more than one year from the historical decision of Judge San Martin, in which former President of Peru, Alberto Fujimori Fujimori was given a 25- year prison sentence after being found guilty on human rights charges related to … Continue reading

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New forms of combating impunity: the UN “listing” mechanism

Last Thursday United Nations (UN) Security Council adopted resolution 1960 (2010)[1] aimed at combating sexual violence in situations of armed conflict. The before-mentioned resolution encouraged the Secretary-General to include in his annual reports detailed information on parties to armed conflict … Continue reading

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The Children of the Shining Path

“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.” Nelson Mandela For most Peruvians, the … Continue reading

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