Issues / Human Rights
After decades of persistence from key lawyers, Chile's Supreme Court has asked the U.S. government to extradite three former Chilean secret police agents in connection with the murder of United Nations diplomat Carmelo Soria in Chile in July 1976. All three of these men were also involved in the Letelier-Moffitt assassination.
While society catches up with science, we need legal protections to stop discrimination and violence against people who identify as transgender.
Today we mourn. Tomorrow we continue his work.
An emerging grassroots, family-based movement, sustained by the love of mothers across the nation, reminds us that mothers are leaders as well as nurturers, teachers as well as advocates.
More than 5 million children have a parent in jail. A country that allows such massive infliction of trauma on its children is a country whose entire future is in question.
Drug policy expert Sanho Tree tells CCTV that two different worlds are developing. While the Americas are moving towards legalization, other countries are clamping down harder on drug laws.
Black girls are the fastest-growing segment of the juvenile justice system — a trend worsened by the presence of cops in classrooms.
At an international gathering to honor Berta Cáceres, dozens of goons - hired by DESA and protected by Honduran national police – attacked the peaceful group with machetes and rocks.
IPS drug policy expert Sanho Tree says strategies to address underlying drivers, including inequality and systemic lack of opportunities in Central America, is key to developing alternatives to the war on drugs.
Statement from IPS Director John Cavanagh