From Control to Crisis: Changing Trends and Policies Reshaping U.S.-Mexico Border Enforcement

How did the U.S. border enforcement picture go in the span of two years from the lowest levels of illegal immigration since 1971 to a spiraling border security and humanitarian crisis? This report draws on enforcement and other data as well as analysis of changing migration trends and policies to tell this story. The authors outline key elements for a new strategy that can succeed over the long term.


Turkey: Deepening Backslide in Human Rights – Amnesty International Submission for the Universal Periodic Review, 35th Session of the UPR Working Group, January 2020

Index number: EUR 44/0834/2019. This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Turkey in January 2020. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Turkey in its previous UPR, including in relation to independence of the judiciary, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and the implementation of the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights. With regard to the human rights situation on the ground, Amnesty International raises concern about the independence of the judiciary, arbitrary detentions and abusive prosecutions; summary dismissals from public service and lack of an effective remedy for public sector workers dismissed by executive decrees during the state of emergency; the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly; and allegations of torture and other ill-treatment.


La guerra en el Catatumbo. Abusos de grupos armados contra civiles colombianos y venezolanos en el noreste de Colombia

This report documents killings, disappearances, sexual violence, recruitment of children as soldiers, and forced displacement by the National Liberation Army (ELN), Popular Liberation Army (EPL), and a group that emerged from the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Armed groups use threats to gain control, including against community leaders and human rights defenders, some of whom have been killed. Venezuelans who fled the humanitarian emergency in their country are among the victims.


Calming the Restless Pacific: Violence and Crime on Colombia’s Coast.

Latin America Report N°76. Three years after the FARC peace deal, Colombia’s Pacific region has seen surges of both dissident guerrilla activity and drug-related crime. To better aid this historically neglected area, the state should expand its presence, speed up development projects and improve educational opportunities for all.


Why Sex Work Should be Decriminalised in South Africa

Selling sex has been illegal in South Africa since at least the early 1900s and buying sex was criminalised in 2007. South African laws also prohibit other aspects of sex work, including running or owning a brothel, living off the earnings of “prostitution,” and enticing a woman into “prostitution.”


Ten Conflicts to Worry About in 2019

In this report, ACLED assessed the state of political violence and protest across critical flashpoints in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, providing both an overview of 2018’s developments and a preview of what to watch for in the new year. Our Mid-Year Update revisits these ten conflicts more than six months on and tracks key disorder trends going into the second half of 2019.


Peace and Electoral Democracy in Myanmar

Asia Briefing N°157. Myanmar’s 2020 polls are a chance to consolidate electoral democracy in the country. Yet many ethnic minorities doubt that voting gives them a real say. To preempt possible violence, the government and outside partners should work to enhance the ballot’s inclusiveness and transparency.


APDHA. Memoria de Actividades 2018

En la Memoria de Actividades del año 2018 puedes ver todo lo que hemos hecho gracias a nuestra base social: las colaboraciones de nuestras socias y socios y el trabajo voluntario de personas militantes y activistas.

En ella hacemos un resumen gráfico de las principales líneas de trabajo, campañas, documentos e informes publicados y de las actividades desarrolladas a lo largo del año 2018.


Searching for Safety: Confronting Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Venezuelan Women and Girls

As more than 4 million Venezuelans flee their country, the risk of trafficking and sexual exploitation of Venezuelan women and girls is becoming more acute and demands urgent attention. Moreover, the number of reported female Venezuelan victims of trafficking is on the rise. In this report, Devon Cone and Melanie Teff examine the crisis of trafficking of Venezuelan women in the contexts of Colombia, Ecuador, Trinidad and Tobago, and Curaçao and recommend a path forward for confronting trafficking and enhancing regional cooperation on this critical issue.