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(20/06/2016) Joint Statement prior to the 4th EU-Mexico Civil Society Seminar 20/06/2016 - Twenty-nine European and Mexican civil society organisations have issued a joint statement to the 4th EU-Mexico Civil Society (CSO) Seminar taking place on Monday 20 June, prior to the 6th high level Human Rights Dialogue between the European Union and Mexico. (18/05/2016) Mexico: Joint statement of NGOs within the European Union on the ... 18/05/2016 - As human rights organisations working on Mexico, we recognise the important work of the Inter- Disciplinary Group of Independent Experts (Grupo Interdisciplinario de Expertos y Expertas Independientes, GIEI) to investigate the case of the 43 disappeared students from Ayotzinapa teaching college, and welcome their final report presented on April 24, 2016. (26/11/2014) A land title is not enough: Ensuring sustainable land restitution in ... 26/11/2014 - Amnesty International explores how the Victims and Land Restitution Law (Law 1448), implemented in 2012, is failing the vast majority of people whose lands were stolen. Many have been unable to return home due to ongoing threats of violence and the slowness of the restitution process. (03/07/2014) Public statement: Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly falls prey ... 03/07/2014 - Amnesty International expressed its deep concern about the adoption on 24 June 2014 by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) of a resolution and recommendation which risk violating the rights and lives of refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers. (04/02/2013) Letter to President Barroso on the Sixth-EU-Brazil Summit 04/02/2013 -

The EU should take this opportunity to hold Brazil to its commitment, made in the EU-Brazil Joint Action Plan, "to strive for the full protection and promotion in all our countries of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights".

(11/01/2013) Letter to Ashton on human rights defenders in the Americas 11/01/2013 -

Despite the recognition international and regional institutions, and some national authorities, give HRDs, they are still targeted, even where specific protection mechanisms and programmes exist.

(09/08/2012) Letter to Ashton: EU must call on countries throughout Americas to ... 09/08/2012 -

Ahead of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples, we wish to draw your attention to the discrimination and serious challenges which indigenous peoples continue to face daily throughout the Americas in their attempts to claim the right to consultation and free, prior and informed consent about development projects in or near their territory.

(09/05/2012) Letter to Ashton: EU must urge Colombia to address shortcomings of ... 09/05/2012 -

 This law is a welcome step forward, but it fails to effectively ensure justice and reparations for many victims of the long-running armed conflict.