Is this, or is this not a joke..! Panamá has been violating human rights since the Noriega days.
Updated: Oct 1, 2019
now Panama has been given the role as custodians of human rights for all of Latin America. As of 2018, Panama has 78 cases pending in the Inter American court for human right violations.
Now they're doing it again!!!
Panama’s non compliance Pledge:
OHCHR Regional Office for Central America was established in Panama City, Panama, following the signature of an agreement between OHCHR and the Government of Panama on 15 February 2007.
The Regional Office for Central America covers the countries of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama, as well as regional issues and activities. It coordinates its activities with other OHCHR presences in Central America and in particular the country offices in Guatemala and in Honduras.
The Regional Office promotes awareness and dissemination of human rights standards and the implementation of recommendations made to the countries of the region by international and regional human rights mechanisms. The Regional Office also promotes dialogue and cooperation between the mechanisms of the Inter-American Human Rights System and the ones of the United Nations in order to coordinate interventions and ensure maximum impact on the ground.
The Regional Office works with governments, national human rights institutions and civil society organisations to promote and protect human rights. It engages regularly with UN country teams in the countries covered and is an active member of the Regional UN Development Group Team for Latin America and the Caribbean.
It chairs the Inter Agency Working Group on Indigenous peoples.
The thematic priorities of the Regional Office are:
Strengthening the effectiveness of international human rights mechanisms with a focus on: ratification; submission of information by civil society actors, national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and United Nations entities to treaty bodies, special procedures and the UPR; and establishment of national participatory bodies for reporting and implementing recommendations of human rights mechanisms.
Integrating human rights in development and the economic sphere with a focus on: land, water and sanitation and housing rights; rights to consultation and to give informed consent; post 2015-development agenda; and integration of recommendations from human rights mechanisms and a human rights-based approach in United Nations work.
Enhancing equality and countering discrimination with a focus on: legislation and policy on non-discrimination; women; racial and religious discrimination; indigenous peoples; afro-descendants; migrants; and lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and intersex persons.
Combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law with a focus on: human rights in the administration of justice and promoting the effective implementation of international human rights standards by the judiciary.
Early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity with a focus on: sexual and gender-based violence and insecurity