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Human Rights Watch report alleges political persecution in Bolivia
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on Friday, alleging that Bolivia's  interim government, led by President Jeanine Anez, uses the judiciary to attack former President Evo Morales and members of his administration.The report claims An (More)
Bolivia refers human rights violations from August protests to ICC
The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) for the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Wednesday that the interim government of Bolivia sent a referral to Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, asking for an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity co (More)
Bolivia passes bill to hold new elections
Bolivia's interim President, Jeanine Anez, on Monday provided formal assent to legislation that would create a path to fresh elections.The bill was approved by both chambers of Bolivia's legislature on Saturday, and Anez announced that she would (More)
Bolivia president resigns amid election fraud allegations
Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned on Sunday and left for Mexico on Monday amid violent protests following the release of an audit by the American Organization of States, which found "irregularities" in the October election. Morales was granted (More)
HRW condemns Bolivia dismissal of judges
Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused Bolivia on Monday of undermining judicial independence in the country by arbitrarily dismissing nearly 100 judges since 2017 and called for the Organization of American States (OAS) to address the issue.The organi (More)
Bolivia electoral tribunal approves president's bid for reelection amid protests
Bolivia's Multinational Electoral Tribunal (OEP) announced late Tuesday that it had accepted current President Evo Morales' bid for reelection, sparking protests in La Paz and a general strike on Thursday.Morales is the first indigenous president (More)
ICJ rules Bolivia cannot force Chile to grant 'sovereign access' to Pacific Ocean
The International Court of Justice ruled on Monday that landlocked Bolivia cannot force neighboring, coastal Chile to grant it access to a portion of the Pacific Ocean Chile presently controls."The Court is unable to conclude, on the basis of th (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 2 December 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday in favor of the Yukon First Nations in their action to fight the Yukon government's proposed plan to allow further economic development of the Peel Wa (More)
Bolivia high court allows president to run for fourth consecutive term
Bolivia's Plurinational Constitutional Tribunal (TCP) on Wednesday ruled that President Evo Morales may seek a fourth consecutive term as the country's president in the 2019 election.This decision comes almost two years after Morales campaigned (More)
UN expert encourages working toward water and sanitation rights for all
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to water and sanitation, Léo Heller , on Tuesday urged the international community involved in development cooperation to work toward ensuring that people everywhere have rights to water and sanitation . Heller (More)
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