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President Bachelet Fulfil Promise to Push for Bill

In January, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced the start of an open public discussion on same-sex marriage aimed at producing a “satisfactory bill on marriage equality, recognizing the same rights for everyone.” It was, she said, “not only a…
Chile's government house is illuminated with rainbow colours to mark International Day Against Homophobia in Santiago, Chile, May 17, 2016.
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Chile’s chamber of deputies decided to side with women and their human rights yesterday, and approved a bill to partly decriminalize abortion. The new law would permit women to have safe, legal abortions if they are victims of rape, if their lives are in…
Demonstrators raie their thumbs in approval during a rally inside congress in favor of a draft law by the government, which seeks to ease the country's strict abortion ban, in Valparaiso, Chile March 17, 2016. The banner reads: "Chile makes history today,
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Chile’s House of Representatives approved a “civil union” bill this week granting legal rights to same-sex couples. The bill creates the Pacto de Unión Civil (PUC), a new legal status for couples that live together in committed relationships, regardless…
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Washington, D.C., June 26, 2014   Hector Timerman, Foreign Affairs Minister of Argentina Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, Foreign Affairs Minister of Brazil Heraldo Muñoz, Foreign Affairs Minister of Chile María Ángela Holguín, Foreign Affairs Minister of…
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Honorable Camilo Escalona Medina, Presidente del Senado Honorable Nicolás Monckeberg Díaz, Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Honorable Hernán Larraín Fernández, Presidente de la Comisión de Constitución, Legislación, Justicia y…
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President Ricardo Lagos Escobar President of the Republic of Chile Palacio de la Moneda Santiago Chile Dear Mr. President, I write in regard to the measures your government is currently considering to expedite judicial investigations into the grave…
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Letter Urging Extradition of General Pinochet

The Honourable Jack Straw   Secretary of State for the Home Department   50 Queen Anne's Gate   London SW1H 9AT   United Kingdom     Dear Home Secretary:     We write concerning the requested extradition of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.     Human Rights Watch…
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The Honourable Jack Straw Secretary of State for the Home Department 50 Queen Anne's Gate London SW1H 9AT United Kingdom Dear Home Secretary: We write concerning the requested extradition of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. As we did in our letter of October…
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In a letter today to Spain's Prime Minister José María Aznar López, Human Rights Watch urged the Spanish government to take all necessary steps to ensure that legal proceedings against General Augusto Pinochet move forward.
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The Honorable Jack Straw Secretary of State for the Home Department 50 Queen Anne's Gate London SW1H 9AT ENGLAND Dear Home Secretary: Human Rights Watch, the largest United States-based international human rights organization, is writing to…