THE CIPDH-UNESCO CARRIES OUT COOPERATION ACTIONS FOR THE INSTITUTIONAL AND DEMOCRATIC STRENGTHENING OF PARAGUAY, AFTER THE SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS OCCURRED DURING STROESSNER’S DICTATORSHIP (1954-1989).

Within the framework of the agreement with the Argentine Fund for South-South and Triangular Cooperation (FO.AR) of the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the CIPDH-UNESCO carries out cooperation actions on human rights together with the Directorate of Truth, Justice and Reparation of the Ombudsman of Paraguay. Since 2017, when cooperation to consolidate the process of Memory, Truth and Justice began, the CIPDH-UNESCO has been contributing to strengthening the rule of law in Paraguay.

The cooperation is aligned with the recommendations of the Truth and Justice Commission (CVJ) to adopt measures aimed at raising awareness in the Paraguayan society about the serious human rights violations during the dictatorship and preventing such horrible acts from happening again.

As the body in charge of the cooperation project, the CIPDH-UNESCO helps to coordinate with experts and state and civil society institutions the exchange of experiences, with the aim of strengthening institutions and the rule of law in Paraguay.

By virtue of the foregoing, the project promotes and supports the following actions:

  • To take to court leading cases of human rights violations and give priority to cases related to sexual violence.
  • To monitor criminal cases registered in the Public Prosecutor’s Office.
  • To preserve in a comprehensive way and to signpost the historical memory sites.
  • To organize, preserve and disseminate the documentary legacy of the CVJ, securing the access thereto by citizens.