WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
15 Jan 2008 | News

Criminalization of Social Protest: A Memo to Congress

In this memo to members of the US Congress, WOLA and the SHARE Foundation describe a disturbing recent trend that has emerged in several Latin American countries- the criminalization of social protest. The memo highlights recent incidents in El Salvador and offers recommendations on how the US Congress can encourage Latin American governments to balance security concerns with respect for human rights.

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