The Observatory of International Relations and Human Rights is an initiative of Puente Democrático Project of CADAL with the following objectives:
a) Give information on, and analyze the treatment of the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review of dictatorships. On this regard, there will be a focus on the participation of Latin American countries, through questions and recommendations, and that of developed democracies.
b) Monitor the international relations of Latin American countries with countries ruled by dictatorships.
c) Follow Cuba 's international relations, paying special attention to the importance the dictatorship gives to its external legitimacy in order to perpetuate in power. Complacency and complicity from democratic governments, international organizations and social referents is key for the one party regime of Cuba to sustain internal repression.