Reform to the Anti-Corruption Law advances in the National Assembly

Venezuela Impact | Positive Probability | High Civicus Rating | Repressed On July 26 the Comptroller Commission of the National Assembly launched the public consultation process on the bill of the partial reform of the Law Against Corruption of 2014, which had been approved in first discussion two weeks ago. The initiative broadens the concept […]

Bill to eliminate the obligation to consult Indigenous Communities moves forward

Brazil Impact | Negative Probability | Medium Civicus Rating | Obstructed The situation of Brazil’s indigenous peoples has been viewed with concern for decades due to their living conditions and lack of protection of their rights. This could now be aggravated if a bill to reform the so-called Statute of the Indian, which obtained a […]

President Alvarado rejected before the Assembly accusations of violating rights to privacy

Costa Rica Impact | Negative Civicus Rating | Limited On February 10, and almost a year after its installation, the Special Committee investigating the alleged use of confidential information of Costa Ricans by the Presidential Data Analysis Unit (UPAD, in Spanish) summoned President Carlos Alvarado Quesada to provide explanations before the Legislative Assembly. During eight […]

Colombia launches a new National Accountability System with citizen participation

Colombia Impact | Positive Civicus Rating | Repressed On March 2, President Iván Duque signed a decree creating the National Accountability System (SNRC, in Spanish), which will seek to facilitate citizen participation in the monitoring and evaluation of the management commitments of the different State entities at the national, departmental, district and municipal levels.  The […]

Executive Branch accused of creating parallel institutions to fight corruption

Honduras Impact | Negative Civicus Rating | Repressed On November 6, President Juan Orlando Hernández created by decree the Secretariat of Transparency, an entity within the Executive branch authorized to take complaints from citizens and investigate alleged acts of corruption in public administration. Civil society and the Institute of Access to Public Information warned the […]

The Constitutional Court gives green light to law regulating the “state of exception”

Bolivia Impact | Positive Civicus Rating | Obstructed On September 15, the Constitutional Court rejected the constitutionality inquiry filed by Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez against the Law of States of Exception. Approved by the Plurinational Assembly, the norm establishes that the government may not suspend the exercise of political rights, the right to information and […]

Government reacts to wave of murders of social leaders

Colombia Impact | Positive Rating CIVICUS | Repressed The Ministry of the Interior will soon be presenting a comprehensive protection policy enshrining guarantees for social and community leaders, journalists and human rights defenders. The announcement came a few days after the Ombudsman’s Office revealed that 555 social leaders were killed between 2016 and 2019. The […]