April 1, 2008
by Lisl Brunner
Former Argentinean naval officer Ricardo Miguel Cavallo was extradited Monday from Spain to Argentina, where he will face trial for crimes committed during Argentina's 1976-83 Dirty War. Cavallo was a lieutenant at the Navy School of Mechanics (ESMA) in Buenos Aires, where an estima... ...[read more]
March 25, 2008
by Lisl Brunner
Lawyers for Guatemalan adoption agency Casa Quivira have been charged with human trafficking as a result of irregularities discovered in the agency's records, the defendants' lawyers said Monday. The investigation began in August, when government authorities raided the premises of Casa Quivi... ...[read more]
March 5, 2008
by Lisl Brunner
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe declared Tuesday that his country would bring charges against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for allegedly sponsoring and financing genocide in Colombia. It was not immediately evident, however, how the ICC coul... ...[read more]
February 26, 2008
by Lisl Brunner
Guatemala on Monday announced plans to declassify documents describing human rights abuses committed by its military during the country's 1960-1996 civil war. Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom has created a panel to review the documents, which the military has thus far refused to release, with... ...[read more]
February 20, 2008
by Lisl Brunner
An Argentinean woman has brought charges against her adoptive parents for kidnapping her and falsifying her identity during Argentina's Dirty War. While several other cases have dealt with the abduction of children by Argentinean military agents in the 1970s, this marks the first i... ...[read more]
February 20, 2008
by Lisl Brunner
The resignation of Cuban President Fidel Castro could prompt lawsuits against him in Spanish courts for crimes against humanity, Spanish human rights lawyers indicated on Tuesday. In December, the Spanish Audiencia Nacional dismissed a claim against Castro and Cuban Minister of Tourism Osmani ...[read more]
February 1, 2008
by Lisl Brunner
Hundreds of judges and lawyers in El Salvador marched to the Supreme Court of Justice on Thursday to protest challenges that the Attorney General has made to the rulings of four judges. Last week, Attorney General Felix Safie asked the Supreme Court to investigate judges' decisions, which freed... ...[read more]
January 25, 2008
by Lisl Brunner
The Mexican military has committed grave human rights abuses, including the torture, rape and murder of civilians, according to a report from the Mexican National Human Rights Commission submitted to the Mexican National Congress. According to Commission President Jorge Luis Soberanes Fernandez, ...[read more]
January 17, 2008
by Lisl Brunner
Peru filed an application with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Wednesday over its ongoing maritime boundary dispute with Chile. Peru has been threatening to bring the case before the ICJ since the court resolved a similar dispute between Nicaragua and Honduras in October 2007. Chilean ...[read more]
December 6, 2007
by Lisl Brunner
Bolivian President Evo Morales has proposed a national referendum on whether he and the country's nine provincial governors should remain in office in response to accusations that the process of creating a new constitution has been illegitimate. Although the text was approved last week by the Bo... ...[read more]

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