Human Rights in Cape Verde

Human Rights Concerns

In 2009, Amnesty International launched a campaign to demand justice for the disappeared in Cape Verde and nine other countries. Governments use enforced disappearance as a tool of repression to silence dissent and eliminate political opposition, as well as to persecute ethnic, religious and political groups.

The UN International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance recognizes the families' rights to know the truth about the fate of a disappeared person and to obtain reparations.

Every year during International Day of the Disappeared, we remember the disappeared and demands justice for victims of enforced disappearances.

Cape Verde Human Rights Updates
Press Release
On the launch of its 2015 State of the World report, Amnesty International USA urged President Obama to use his last year in office to bring U.S. laws and policies in line with international human rig...

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led to a wholesale assault on basic freedoms and rig...