Jose Miguel Vivanco

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 08:04
Now, the administration of President Juan Manuel Santos is close to securing passage of legislation that threatens to deny justice for these victims by transferring the cases of military personnel accused of the killings from the civilian to the military justice system. The bills, including one that could be approved as early as next week, appear aimed to appease the military leadership, which has been reluctant to support President Santos’s current peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:34
We are writing to share our concerns regarding the ongoing use of torture and the ill-treatment of detainees by police and prison authorities in Brazil
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 07:46
The bill explicitly assigns to military courts the crimes for which false positive cases are currently pursued by civilian prosecutors.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 00:00
Mexico's human rights crisis is not over. Yet, in the first year of your presidency, you offered little evidence that you are prepared to go beyond rhetoric.
Monday, January 28, 2013 - 00:00
Obama should make a robust, public case for addressing the abusive practices of Mexico's security forces -- not only because it is the right thing to do but also because it would help to build public trust in the security forces
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 00:00
Unfortunately, when it comes to promoting and protecting human rights, Venezuela currently falls far short of acceptable standards.
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 00:00
The latest version of the proposed amendment would result in serious human rights violations by the military - including extrajudicial executions, torture, and rape - being investigated and tried by the military justice system, in direct conflict with th
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 00:00
Lamentablemente el secretario general de la OEA, Jose Miguel Insulza, se ha sumado a los esfuerzos que la debilitan.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 00:00
This article-which would result in cases of human rights violations by security forces being handled by the military justice system-directly violates jurisprudence by Colombia's high courts and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, as well the views