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March 2013

The Inter-American Commission for Human Rights asked the Mexican Government to put an end to the practice of presenting detained persons, presumed innocents, to the mass media.

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On 21st of march 2013, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council gave a strong response to the increasing trend of curtailing - when not criminalizing - the activities of human rights defenders by limiting their right to access funding, especially when they come from foreign countries.

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The Human Rights Committee this morning held a discussion on a draft General Comment on States parties' obligations under Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, concerning the right to liberty and security of the person.

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Together with six other organisation, PRI has issued an updated briefing on the review of the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners.

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