Belize

Belizean referendum on territorial dispute with Guatemala generates protests

A referendum on whether Belize's long-standing territorial dispute with Guatemala should be taken to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) became a divisive issue in the country. Generating both support and opposition demonstrations, the referendum initially scheduled to take place on April 10th 2019 was postponed after opposition People's United Party (PUP) filed an injunction questioning its constitutionality. Read more

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Belizean referendum on territorial dispute with Guatemala generates protests

Protest over voter registration took place in Belize

On 18th February 2019, a protest was organised by members of the People’s United Party (PUP) against the work carried out by Vital Statistics Unit. Read more

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Protest over voter registration took place in Belize

Protests after government rejected teachers' suggestion

On the afternoon of 23rd October, the Southern Workers' Union held a demonstration outside the Southern Regional Hospital demanding better medical services. Read more

 Protests after government rejected teachers' suggestion

Workers protest over unpaid wages

A few protests took place in Belize, with no major incidents reported. Read more

Workers protest over unpaid wages

Local activist sued by former Cabinet Minister for allegations made on Facebook

Mark King, a former Minister is taking an activist to court for a Facebook post where the activist reported irregularities regarding King employees. Read more

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 Local activist sued by former Cabinet Minister for allegations made on Facebook

Catholic Church's appeal of pro-LGBTI ruling withdrawn

The Catholic Church decided not to continue the legal appeal against the 2016 Supreme Court decision that declared Section 53 of the Criminal Code unconstitutional. Read more

Catholic Church's appeal of pro-LGBTI ruling withdrawn

Well-known social leader murdered in Belize City

An activist was shot dead in Belize and security officers repressed a protest. Read more

Well-known social leader murdered in Belize City

Excessive force used against anti-corruption, opposition party protesters

A protest against corruption was dispersed by police officers and a women journalist was attacked while covering the protest Read more

Excessive force used against anti-corruption, opposition party protesters

Demonstrations take place despite police denial of permission

Residents of a community in Belize continue to protest despite the police denial of the permit Read more

Demonstrations take place despite police denial of permission

Journalists physically and verbally attacked at Senate meeting

Freedom of expression was undermined during a Parliament meeting in Belize. Read more

Journalists physically and verbally attacked at Senate meeting