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The danger of being a defender of human rights in Guatemala

During the years 2017 and 2018 there were 39 murders and almost 900 attacks against human rights defenders in Guatemala. Violence is not the only danger faced by these people, but they also suffer threats, intimidation, surveillance, stigmatization and sexual and gender-based violence. One of the main concerns that the report describes is the criminalization […]

What is human rights?

 A video that simply and clearly explains what human rights are. It is aimed to a public from 13 to 20 year olds, and can be used as a teaching tool. What is human rights? was last modified: May 23rd, 2019 by Ignacio

Children of ISIL terrorists likely held in “secret detention facilities”, UN human rights office warns

The UN office cited information suggesting that Kurdish authorities are responsible for holding youngsters over 12 years old in al-Hassakeh governorate, in the far north-east of the country. “Reportedly, they are neither allowed to communicate with their families nor have the families been informed about their whereabouts or status”, OHCHR Spokesperson Marta Hurtado said. Children […]