Rule of Law

Illicit Drug Sales in the Deep Web: Safer Trading for Whom?

Illicit Drug Sales in the Deep Web: Safer Trading for Whom?

The creativity evidenced by drug traders and consumers reminds us that prohibition got it all wrong by making “a drug-free world” its main objective. Reducing the social costs of controlling and regulating drugs will need much more than an online marketplace, reserved for a privileged few, as well as abandoning the goal of a drug-free world.

In Defense of Latin America’s Indigenous People’s Right to Counsel

In Defense of Latin America’s Indigenous People’s Right to Counsel

In 2003, the Guarani leader Kaiowá Marco Verón, known for his activism in defense of indigenous land tenure, was murdered in the state of Mato Grosso in Brazil. His case is currently being reviewed by the Brazilian federal justice system and reflects some of the problems that indigenous communities face in the region’s criminal justice systems. 

Now We Say Yes to IACHR?

Now We Say Yes to IACHR?

The illegal and inexcusable expulsion of Colombian migrants confirm how little basic liberties matter in Venezuela, or in countries like Bolivia, Ecuador, and Nicaragua that supported Venezuela with their vote. But the Colombian setback at the OAS is also a result of the Santos Administration’s human rights foreign policy.

Too Big to Fail? Not in Latin America

Too Big to Fail? Not in Latin America

In an unprecedented step, various countries in Latin America are moving forward with trials against high-ranking government officials as citizen movements against corruption strengthen. It’s a significant step forward to gurantee human rights in the region.