Bolivia

Civil society welcomes repeal of potentially restrictive Criminal Code

Civil society in Bolivia welcomed President Evo Morales' decision in January 2018 to repeal the Criminal Code, which caused widespread public discontent, strikes and protests described in the section below on Peaceful Assembly and in the previous Monitor update. Read more

Civil society welcomes repeal of potentially restrictive Criminal Code

Citizens protest Supreme Court decision that allows Morales to run for fourth term in 2019

On 28th November 2017, the Supreme Court ruled against placing limits on re-election in the country’s constitution, thereby allowing current President Evo Morales to run for a fourth term in the next election cycle in 2019. In 2016, 51.3 percent of Bolivians voted against the re-election of Morales in a public referendum. However, when the popular will was overridden by the November Supreme Court decision, three days of protests ensured in December 2017 that ended with at least 37 people arrested. Read more

Citizens protest Supreme Court decision that allows Morales to run for fourth term in 2019

Criminalisation and disruption of protests continue in Bolivia

Several protests in the Achacachi community were repressed by security forces and many demonstrators are currently detained and facing trial. Read more

Criminalisation and disruption of protests continue in Bolivia



Civil society organisation in Cochabamba harassed and forced to relocate

In early April, the civil society organisation - Centro de Documentación e Información Bolivia (CEDIB) - reported harassment and threats from the rector of the state university, Universidad Mayor San Simón, where CEDIB is housed in Cochabamba. Read more

Civil society organisation in Cochabamba harassed and forced to relocate

Attempted seizure of human rights organisation's office in Bolivia

On 6th February approximately 30 individuals broke into the premises of Asamblea Permanente de Derechos Humanos de Bolivia (APDHB) while they were conducting a consultation with indigenous communities. The group verbally attacked APDHB president Amparo Carvajal and demanded the keys to the premises.
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Attempted seizure of human rights organisation's office in Bolivia

Demonstrators arrested during Dakar Rally protests

Protests took place during the first stages of the Dakar Rally hilighting the country's water shortage and limited resources. Read more

Demonstrators arrested during Dakar Rally protests

CSOs seek international help to fight law violating freedom of association

Bolivian CSOs are appealing interationally against a court decision upholding a law which violates the freedom of association. Read more

CSOs seek international help to fight law violating freedom of association

Government minister killed amid repression of miners' protest

Vice Minister Rudolfo Illanes was kidnapped and later found dead by a roadside, as miners' protests continued in Bolivia. Read more

Government minister killed amid repression of miners' protest