In Spanish. A professor at the University of Sevilla (Spain), Bartolome Clavero writes extensively on indigenous rights in Latin America. The site contains political commentary, academic studies and formal publications by Clavero.
Archived Web Resources
Bartolome Clavero: Ensayos, Opiniones y Actualidad [Latin America]
Blog del Instituto de los Derechos Humanos de la UCA / Central American University "José Simeon Cañas" Institute for Human Rights Blog [El Salvador]
In Spanish. Blog contains news updates on human rights issues in El Salvador.
Centro para la Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos / Center for Legal Action on Human Rights [Guatemala]
In Spanish and K'iche'. All aspects of human rights promotion, focusing on providing legal aid and documenting the genocide perpetrated against the Mayan population of Guatemala during the 1980s. They are leading the most important collective effort to bring former dictators (one of them currently a senator) to trial before the Interamerican Human Rights Court. The security of their members is seriously compromised--the Guatemalan government and its military forces are not in favor of any kind of investigation into war crimes. Since 2004, year in which CALDH brough the cases against Rios Montt and García before the Interamerican Court, their offices have been subject to raids and their members have been kidnapped and received death threats.laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--courts and judicial systems--Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Comisión de Derechos Humanos de El Salvador / Human Rights Commission of El Salvador
In Spanish. Non-governmental organization that conducts human rights advocacy and education. Focuses on issues of health, poverty, education, justice and migration. Contains documents, news items, and information on how to report human rights violations.
Comité de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos en Honduras / Committee of Family Members of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras
In Spanish. COFADEH is a non-governmental organization founded in the 1980s to support the families of people "disappeared" by the Honduran government. The organization conducts legal advocacy work to counter legal impunity of perpetrators, and COFADEH manages a documentation center with testimonies of family members of the disappeared.
Forced Migration Online: A World of Information on Human Displacement
In English. Research portal for electronic resources on forced migration. Includes list of journals, podcasts, videos, organizations, photographs, working papers, and events.
Frente Nacional Contra el Golpe de Estado / National Front Against the Coup [Honduras]
In Spanish with some materials in French, English, Italian, and German. This blog site, based in Belgium, provides legal analysis of the Honduran coup of June 2009, as well as exposure of protest movements within Honduras itself. Materials include documents reflecting constitutional analysis of the coup and police repression of dissent, as well as links to media coverage of protest.
Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala / Foundation for Forensic Anthropology - Guatemala
In Spanish. Non-profit organization that documents and investigates human rights violations. Carries out forensic investigations to aid the justice system and the families of those disappeared in denouncing and establishing the facts related to human rights violations during Guatemala's violent internal conflict. From 1992-2008, FAFG conducted 946 forensic anthropological investigations related to massacres, arbitrary executions, paramilitary activities, general crime, disasters, forced disappearances, and femicide. FAFG maintains a database with maps, photos, figures and some information on the investigations they have conducted as well as PDFs with their forensic manuals and reviews of their publications reporting on their investigations. Fredy Peccerelli, Omar Girón, José Suassnavar y Leonel Paiz, members of FAFG, received email death threats in May 2008. FAFG has been active since 1997, and its members' security has been compromised since 2002. In their website they document some of these threats. In February 2008, Giron and Peccerelli received death threats to themselves and their families via cellphone.
H.I.J.O.S. Guatemala: Hijos e Hijas por la Identidad y la Justicia contra el Olvido y el Silencio / H.I.J.O.S. Guatemala: Sons and Daughters for Identity and Justice Against Silence and Forgetting
In Spanish. Contains art gallery related to the disappeared as well as a photo gallery of some of the disappeared. This organization is run as a collective and subsists solely on donations. It focuses on promoting human rights, justice and activities that denounce state violence in Guatemala. They are specially focused on activities with the youth. members of HIJOS are continuously subject to threats that they should cease their educational and legal activities denouncing state violence (especially the involvement of the military in Human Rights Violations). In June 2008, according to Protectionline - Observatorio para la Proteccion de los Defensores de DDHH, organization members received death threats. Threats come from unidentified persons who are believed to be linked with the military.
In Spanish. This blog reflects the voices of a group of Honduran citizens who oppose the coup d'etat organized by Micheletti and carried out by the Honduras military. Materials include news coverage and analysis, political propaganda, and images and video clips from the protests that followed the coup.