Honduras: Select Impartial, Credible Ombudsman

Honduras: Select Impartial, Credible Ombudsman

Human Rights Watch, 4 March 2014:

(Washington, DC) – The Honduran Congress should conduct a transparent, impartial, and participatory process for electing the country’s next human rights ombudsman, Human Rights Watch said today.
A new ombudsman must be chosen by March 14, 2014, when the current ombudsman’s six-year term ends. The ombudsman directs the National Human Rights [...]

Costa Rica Creates Legislation to Prevent Torture in Prisons

Costa Rica Creates Legislation to Prevent Torture in Prisons

 
18 February 2014 – Costa Rica’s president, Laura Chinchilla, today signed a law that legally establishes a national mechanism for the prevention of torture in prisons, which will be monitored by the Office of the Ombudsman.

“This is one more of the many actions of human rights that Costa Rica has established at the international level [...]