From the EU-LAT Network, we commemorate the International day of human rights defenders, through an open letter from all our members, addressed to the European authorities related on the deterioration of the human rights in Latin America.

In this letter we highlight our concern for all the conflicts which are happening in Latin America and we urge the European Union to condemn the excessive use of force by national authorities. The European Union must speake for its values ​​and principles which  are  fundamental part of its political and economic cooperation with Latin America.

Today in particular, we recognize  the daily work done by each of the human rights defenders in Latin America. The situation in Latin America must not be taken as a daily routine, this cannot be normal.

Read the letter in spanish here:

Carta abierta a las autoridades sobre el deterioro de derechos en América Latina