Category Archive: Publicaciones

Aug 30

Carta abierta Conjunta: México

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Apr 27

(Español) Actualización – Bolivia: Nueva audiencia en el caso del Proyecto Hidroeléctrico Rositas, después de que dos jueces se declararan incompetentes para decidir sobre el caso

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Oct 01

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

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Jun 27

Statement of the Coalition Against Torture for the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

For the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Coalition Against Torture has issued a statement urging the Bolivian Government to:

  • Make public the observations and recommendations of the confidential report that has been submitted by the UN Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture.

  • Make concrete the policies of reparation to victims of the dictatorships that remain pending.

  • Comply with the obligations related to the National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture, assumed by the State in ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture:

    • Creation through a public, transparent, inclusive and independent procedure, in which participates a group broadly representative of the interested parties, in particular civil society.

    • The national mechanism of prevention should channel its actions and resources to achieve a real contribution to the prevention of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatments.

Read the full document here (in Spanish):
PRONUNCIAMIENTO DE LA COALICION CONTRA LA TORTURA

Jun 08

“DATA IN THE FIGHT AGAINST IMPUNITY” – PRONOUNCEMENT BY THE LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN NETWORKS OF HEALTH INSTITUTIONS AGAINST TORTURE, IMPUNITY AND OTHER VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS

The centres that make up the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Health Institutions against Torture, Impunity and other Human Rights Violations met from May 15-19 in Antigua Guatemala, and from this meeting issued the following statement (only available in Spanish):

Pronunciamiento de la Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe

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Members of the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Health Institutions against Torture, Impunity and Other Violations of Human Rights and the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), Antigua Guatemala May 19, 2017.

 

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Seminar on “Data against Impunity”, organised by the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT). Representatives attended from the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Health Institutions against Torture, Impunity and Other Violations of Human Rights. Antigua Guatemala May 15-19.
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Participation of Emma Bolshia Bravo, Director of ITEI, about “The socio-political situation in Bolivia and Human Rights in this context”

 

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Participation of Andrés Gautier about: “the database in Bolivia and its implementation”

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May 17

ONU calls for independence in prison controls

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The UN Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture (SPT) stated that it is urgent that the entity which monitors detention centres and acts of torture in Bolivia be independent of the Executive government, so that it can undertake its work conforming to international requirements.

“Even though we recognise the work of SEPRET (Service for the Prevention of Torture), we are concerned that its independence is compromised due to its subordination to the Ministry of Justice. Functional and administrative independence is a fundamental provision of the treaty’, said Emilio Ginés, member of the SPT.

Ginés refers to the Optional Protocol of the Convention Against Torture, which emphasises prevention in order to protect human rights.

SEPRET was created in 2013 “as a mechanism for the prevention of torture and other cruel, inhuman, degrading or humiliating treatment or punishment”.

Members of the STP were in Bolivia for nine days to visit 23 prisons. Following this visit, a confidential report will be presented to the Bolivian government with observations and recommendations. Ginés has encouraged the government to publish this report.

On the other hand, he urged them to work on reducing pretrial detention, which still represents 70% of the prison population, which has a direct impact on overcrowding.

“There have been changes in political, institutional and social structures, but more is needed to make those changes a reality and to strengthen the prevention of torture”, said Ginés.

May 11

PROPOSAL OF THE COALITION AGAINST TORTURE FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF TORTURE IN THE NEW PENAL CODE

The Coalition Against Torture has responded to the urgent need to revise the classification of the crime of torture in the Bolivian Penal Code with a proposed reform that would make it compatible with International Human Rights Law.

Read the full document in PDF:
Proposal of the Coalition Against Torture

Mar 29

(Español) ITEI asegura que se cometieron tratos crueles e inhumanos contra exfiscal Milton Mendoza

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Jan 10

(Español) Gobierno debe trabajar en “política carcelaria” y desestimar cadena perpetua

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Jan 09

(Español) Según experto Andrés Gautier: 50% de reos es inocente o tiene condenas desproporcionadas

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