Annual Report on Impunity 2012


Just four years ago we were working in our separate offices spread around 11 distinct countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through IFEX we learned that the issues we were dealing with in our own context were similar, our challenges many and our combined knowledge formidable. With this, a unique alliance was born. The IFEX-ALC has evolved into a dynamic Alliance of organisations that speak with one voice on the many threats right to freedom of expression that occur in the entire region. And now when we have to deal with a free expression issue in our own countries, we know we have friends across the border looking out for us. And beyond that, we have the support of IFEX members globally.  It helps to know when navigating through difficult situations in our own countries that our colleagues stand with us and have our back. We have learned that working together with respect, spirited debate and good humour we can continue to solidify our alliance to make a difference. 

The IFEX-ALC develops partnerships and is a go-to resource on the right to freedom of expression at the UN Human Rights system in Geneva. We build the institutional capacities of our organisations to ensure that we can enhance and sustain the impact of our work and increase our effectiveness. And together this year we have compiled the first regional analysis on impunity to coincide with the International day to End Impunity (IDEI) on November 23, 2012. The goal of the IDEI is to achieve justice for those persecuted for exercising their right to freedom of expression by drawing global attention to the pernicious culture of impunity that exists in so many countries. Our hope is that this analysis will serve us in our future work in combating impunity in Latin America and Caribbean and serve as a resource for others.

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