Category Archive: News

Nov 09

(Español) Fortalecimiento del Derecho a la Defensa para instituciones que brindan asistencia legal y patrocinio gratuito

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Nov 09

(Español) Conferencia Pública “El Derecho a la Rehabilitación de víctimas de tortura en el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos”

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Oct 23

(Español) MÉXICO: Librado Baños finalmente en libertad tras más de 5 años de detención arbitraria

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Oct 15

(Español) Entrevista a Emma Bravo Cladera en el programa La Mala Educación, TVU.

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Sep 10

(Español) Investigación fiscal no es adecuada

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Aug 30

(Español) Entrevista a Carlos Martín Beristain

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Apr 20

The case of the baby Alexander does not justify the deviations of the due process

THE CASE OF THE BABY ALEXANDER DOES NOT JUSTIFY THE DEVIATIONS OF THE DUE PROCESS

DR. JHIERY FERNÁNDEZ, PARADIGM OF THE PRESUMPTION OF GUILTY

 

For several years now (until the present day), the ITEI follows up a considerable number of cases in which the Bolivian justice, in its practice, seems to ignore the principle of presumption of innocence. This principle is a Fundamental Human Right, which has been established in the Political Constitution of the State.

The apparent omission by the national justice of a Human Right as significant as the presumption of innocence, inevitably brings serious psychic consequences in the affected persons. From cases of anguish and depression for having been condemned with insufficient evidence, to cases that account for passages to the act, where violence is exercised against others or against oneself. In turn, such convictions have serious psychosocial and economic consequences. The presumption of guilt affects not only the condemned, but also their family environment, which, in some cases, may have psychological symptoms similar to those of the accused.

 

Read the complete article in PDF:  The case of the baby Alexander

Oct 01

(Español) La justicia convirtió a la tortura en un método de investigación

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Aug 29

(Español) Foro: “Las mujeres en la resistencia a las dictaduras”

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Jul 20

(Español) Encuentro Latinoamericano sobre “El Enfoque Psícosocial en América Latina: Retos y Perspectivas”

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