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Habeas Corpu/s and the Protection of Human in Rights in Argentina
Reprint of article in Yale Journal of International Law by John P. Mandler 1991
Cost: Free



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Justice Suspended: the Failure of the Habeas Corpus System in Guatemala
Documents the ineffectiveness of Guatemala's Habeas Corpus system in the government's failure to investigate crimes of political killings, kidnappings and disappearances and for failing to put an end to the extra-legal activity of the armed groups that perpetuate these crimes. Recommendations are given for improving the Habeas Corpus procedure. 1990
Cost: $7.00



Another Violence Against Women: The Lack of Accountability in Haiti.
Executive Summary only online. Documents the systematic rape of women as a tool of repression in Haiti during the military rule from 1991-1994 and evaluates the mechanisms established by the Haitian government to address this violence. 1995
Cost: $5.00

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RESTAVEK: Child Domestic Labor in Haiti
Details the common practice of domestic child labor in Haiti, known in Creole as "restavek", and illuminates the plight of restavek children who lack basic economic and civil rights. Recommendations, directed toward the abolition of restavek, are offered. 1989
Cost: $7.00



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Full Rights, Whole Children: A Case Study of Child Survival and Human Rights in Mexico
Documents violations of children's economic, social and cultural rights in Mexico. This report supplements The Advocates' 1998 case-study on Child Mortality in Mexico. The new report includes an analysis of Mexico's macroeconomic polices, the Mexican health care system and government social welfare programs that impact child well-being. 138 pages, 2001
Cost: $12.00

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Global Child Survival: A Human Rights Priority: Case Studies of Uganda, Mexico, and U.S.
In developing and developed countries alike, more than 12 million children under the age of five die each year as a result of inadequate health services, violence, malnutrition, unsafe water, and lack of other basice necessities.  These deaths constitute an unspeakable tragedy and must be recognized as a gross violation of fundamental human rights.  This report tackles the serious issue of preventable child mortality and emphasizes that all rights -- civil, political, economic, social and cultural -- must be promoted and protected in order to ensure the health and survival of children. 1999
Cost: $15.00

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La Sobrevivencia Infantil Global: Una Prioridad de los Derechos Humanos Resumen Ejeeutivo
Executive Summary of Global Child Survival: A Human Rights Priority: Case Studies of Uganda, Mexico, and United States. Spanish only. 1999
Cost: Free

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The Rule of Lawlessness in Mexico: Human Rights Violations in the State of Oaxaca State
Documents an array of human rights violations resulting from government act and omission in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, and gives recommendations to the Oaxacan state government and the Mexican federal government. Produced in conjunction with the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights. 1996
Cost: $10.00

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Derechos Humanos Y Poder Judicial En Mexico
Reviews the structure and practice of the judicial branch of government in Mexico as it affects the human rights of Mexican citizens. Analyzes structural and practical impediments to the independence of the judiciary, including the procedures for appointment and discipline of judges, and the use of judicial power as an instrument of executive authority. Spanish only. 1995

Cost: $5.00
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Massacre in Mexico: Killings and Cover-up in the State of Guerrero
Describes the state police killing of seventeen civilians and the lengths to which the Guerrero state government sought to cover up these killings. The report also analyzes the failed federal government response to the massacre in light of its international human rights responsibilities. 1995
Cost: $5.00

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Codificando Represion: El Codigo Penal para el Estado de Chiapas
Analyzes the Penal Code of the state of Chiapas and recommends fundamental changes in the document so that the legal standards that govern the state conform to international principles of human rights ratified by Mexico. Spanish only. 1994
Cost: $3.00


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Harassment of Human Rights Defenders in Mexico
Details escalating aggressions against human rights advocates, community workers and the Catholic Church prior to the national elections of August 1994, and urges the Mexican government to guarantee international human rights protections for these individuals and their organizations. 1994
Cost: $3.00


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El Hostigamiento de Defensores de derechos humanos.
Spanish version of "Harrassment of Human Rights Defenders in Mexico". 1994
Cost: $3.00


Reflexiones Sobre Democracia y Derechos Humanos
Presents various reflections about the relationship between democracy and human rights, discussing the various interpretations of these two concepts. The relationship and conclusions are discussed within the context of Mexican society and politics. 1994
Cost: $3.00


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Stifling Human Rights Advocacy in Mexico: The Censure of Brigadier General Jose' Francisco
Gallardo Rodriguez Highlights the risks facing human rights advocates in Mexico today by detailing the case of a prominent Mexican general who was jailed after denouncing military human rights violations. 1994
Cost: $3.00

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The Mexican Coordination of National Public Security
Analyzes the creation and potential impact on human rights protections of a new Mexican executive office with broad authority over the nation's security forces. 1994
Cost: $3.00

Una Perspectiva Internacional del Proceso Electoral 1994: Derechos Electorales y Derechos Humanos (An International Perspective in the 1994 Electoral Process: Electoral Rights and Human Rights)
Discusses electoral rights as a basic human right of all citizens, and focuses on the close relationship between the protection of political rights and other human rights. Includes electoral violence, electoral reforms, and experiences and impact of international election observers. 1994
Cost: $3.00

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Civilians at Risk: Military and Police Abuses in Mexian Countryside
Documents patterns of human rights abuses by the Mexico military and police against indigenous communities in rural Mexico. 1993
Cost: $5.00

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Conquest Continued: Disregard for Human and Indigenous Rights in the Mexican State of Chiapas
Details the intimidation, torture, and electoral fraud used by Mexico's police and ruling political party to exclude the indigenous population from political participation and economic progress in Chiapas. Spanish only. 1992
Cost: $10.00


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No Double Standards in International Law: Linkage of NAFTA with Hemispheric System of Human Rights
Calls for the linkage of the NAFTA agreement with international human rights enforcement mechanisms. 1992
Cost: $5.00

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The Homicide of Dr. Victor Manuel Oropeza Contreras: A Case Study of Failed Human Rights Reforms in Mexico

Examines the homicide of a popular, outspoken newspaper columnist. The investigation of this death exemplified the abuses and failings of the Mexican police and prosecuting authorities. 1991
Cost: $5.00

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Paper Protection: Human Rights Violations and the Mexican Criminal Justice System
Documents chronic human rights abuses by the Mexican police forces and analyzes the relevant Mexican and international legal provisions. 1990
Cost: $7.00

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