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  Summary Political interference in the justice system is a longstanding problem in Bolivia. Former president Evo Morales repeatedly rejected judicial independence. During his almost 14 years in office, prosecutors filed charges against several of…
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(Washington, DC, September 11, 2020) – The interim government of Bolivia is abusing the justice system to persecute associates and supporters of former president Evo Morales, who himself faces terrorism charges that appear to be politically motivated,…
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Financial Crisis Threatens Basic Protections


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A protester holds up a sign next to relatives of some of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa College Raul Isidro Burgos during a march in Mexico City
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Amicus Brief Challenges Law, Decree on Independent Groups

(New York) – Bolivia’s restrictions on the work of nongovernmental organizations violate human rights defenders’ right to freedom of association, Human Rights Watch said today.
 
 On August 5, 2015, Human Rights Watch submitted an amicus brief to…
El presidente boliviano, Evo Morales durante una conferencia de prensa en la sede de las Naciones Unidas (ONU); Nueva York, 08 de enero de 2014. REUTERS / Eric Thayer
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PRESENTS AMICUS CURIAE
 
 José Miguel Vivanco presents this amicus brief to the Constitutional Court in the case with file number 9304-2014-19-AIA on behalf of Human Rights Watch, located at 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor, New York, NY 10118-3299.…
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Human Rights Watch's Submission to the Human Rights Council

Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to discuss human rights in Bolivia during its second Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which addressed a range of concerns, including restrictions on the work of human rights defenders, impunity for human rights…
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Recent Laws on Child Labor, Justice, Free Expression Need Revision

(New York) – Bolivia should amend several laws that undermine the rights to freedom of association and expression, due process guarantees, and children’s rights, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to President Evo Morales. These laws, which are…
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Dear President Morales, I am writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch to respectfully urge you to push for the reform of several laws that restrict basic rights. The 2009 Bolivian Constitution, which was adopted during your presidency, provides for the…
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Bolivia’s new law sets a bad example, even though child labor has declined by 30 percent since 2000.

A controversial new law in Bolivia makes it the first country in the world to legalize work by 10-year-olds. One justification offered by officials sounded awfully familiar: “Kids want to work.” We’ve spent the last year investigating child labor in the…