Operation against the Chilean Institute for Human Rights

Operation against the Chilean Institute for Human Rights

Commentary by Tom Pegram (Project Co-Organizer)
An interesting debate has been occurring in the virtual pages of the Chilean broadsheet El Mercurio in recent days.  As I’ve discussed in this blog, the Chilean NHRI or Institute for Human Rights (INDH) since it was created in 2009 has quickly positioned itself as a vocal human rights advocate [...]

Annual Report of the Rio de Janeiro Sub-National Preventive Mechanism to Combat Torture exposes overflowing prison system

Annual Report of the Rio de Janeiro Sub-National Preventive Mechanism to Combat Torture exposes overflowing prison system

The Rio de Janeiro Sub-National Preventive Mechanism to Combat Torture has issued its 2012 report.  Brazil ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture in 2007 but is yet to designate its National Preventive Mechanism (NPM).  Brazil is now in violation of Article 17 of the OPCAT which stipulates that the State Parties to [...]