|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Latin America (Click here for more)

IACHR Urges the Americas to Stop Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

WASHINGTON – The office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has urged Western Hemisphere nations to adopt measures to do away with impunity for crimes against journalists.

The IACHR made the appeal Sunday, the first International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists according to the resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2013.

“The impunity for crimes against journalists and people who are exercising their right to freedom of expression has been a great concern for this office,” said the special rapporteur in a statement in Washington.

The IACHR recalled that “the murder of 13 journalists or media workers in the hemisphere have been reported” in 2014, and denounced the “menacing effect” that those crimes have on media employees.

That effect, according to the statement, will only be prevented “though decisive state action to punish those responsible in line with its obligations under international law and domestic law.”

The special rapporteur urged the Western Hemisphere countries to “adopt adequate prevention mechanisms to prevent violence against the media, including public condemnation of any act of aggression.”

The countries should “carry out diligent, impartial and effective investigations into the murders, assaults, threats and acts of intimidation committed against journalists,” it added.

The organization also recommended “trials by impartial and independent courts of all those responsible for the murders, assaults, threats and acts of intimidation due to the exercise of the freedom of expression.”

The special rapporteur is an office created by the IACHR to promote the defense of freedom of thought and expression in the Americas, bearing in mind its crucial role in the consolidation and development of the democratic system.

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:



 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2019 © All rights reserved