REVIEWELLA Expert Review: Transparency and Access to Information
Here Toby Mendel, Executive Director of the Centre for Law and Democracy, offers his reaction to the ELLA knowledge materials on Transparency and Access to Information.
BRIEFSMaking Human Rights Real: Two Latin American Experiences in the Rights Based Approach to Policymaking
Argentina and the Government of Mexico City are implementing innovative administrative and public policy changes to make human rights a reality. Advances in both countries are uneven, though both experiences...
BRIEFSRent Distribution and Extractive Industry Conflict: The Latin American Approach
Can rent distribution reduce extractive industries conflict? A focus on the Peruvian case helps highlight how and if these schemes could prove to be effective.
MULTIMEDIAVIDEO: Citizens Budgets: Spotlight on Guatemala and Venezuela
How can complex budget information be transformed and presented in an easy-to-understand way? This video highlights how Venezuela and Guatemala are using Citizen Budgets to do just that.
MULTIMEDIAVIDEO: Latin America’s Budget Transparency Portals
Through their online Budget Transparency Portals, Brazil and Peru are leading the way in enhancing transparency and accountability in public spending.
BRIEFSBrazil’s Efforts to Mitigate the Environmental Impacts of Ethanol Production
As the sustainability of ethanol production continues to be a hot question, Brazilian attempts to improve an environmentally inefficient production process could provide pointers for those dealing with similar challenges...
GUIDELatin American Approaches to Extractive Industry Conflict
The increase in social and environmental conflicts as a result of the demand for extracting natural resources has pressed Latin America to look for new responses to address these conflicts,...
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONSSpotlight on Key Organisations Supporting and Strengthening National Human Rights Institutions in Latin America
This Spotlight presents some of the key Latin American organisations working to support the strengthening of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the region, and highlights some of the most...
BRIEFSLatin America’s National Human Rights Institutions: Fostering Democratic Transitions and Guaranteeing Human Rights
National Human Rights Institutions have played a key role in Latin America’s recent history and democratic transition. They have taken a distinct form in the region compared to the rest...
BRIEFSFrom Manual to Mechanical Harvesting: Reducing Environmental Impacts and Increasing Cogeneration Potential
Mechanisation of sugarcane harvesting in Brazil has been shown to decrease environmental impacts and waste, while also increasing efficiency, energy cogeneration and thus sector profits and national energy security. Learning...