A Recipe For Criminalisation

27 April 2018, 10:05 UTC | Americas
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In this report,  Amnesty International highlights cases of criminalisation through the misuse of the justice system to harass and silence human rights defenders in the region by documenting a series of emblematic cases in these two countries.

The report draws comparisons between defenders in Peru and Paraguay, taking into account that through Amnesty International’s constant monitoring similar patterns have been identified in the misuse of the criminal justice systems in these countries. Through research, two missions to Peru and one to Paraguay, and interviews of representatives of 10 human rights organisations in Peru and members of 14 organisations or communities in Paraguay, Amnesty International has been able to identify a ‘recipe’ for criminalising defenders of the environment, territory and land in both countries. 

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