Press Releases

Amicus brief highlights unlawful consultation process.Read more
Senator Ernesto Cordero, Mexico’s representative on the Board, must be held accountable for his failure to attend a key event for establishing financial support for fighting climate change.Read more
Decision supports complainants’ arguments that the International Financial Corporation did not adequately evaluate the environmental and social impacts of company’s project in Colombia.Read more
A total of 12 civil society organizations urged the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya, to conduct a formal investigation into the human rights impacts of the Barro Blanco dam located on the Tabasará River in Panama.Read more
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) presented a balance of the controversial case of industrial pollution.Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2013 Media contacts: Mexico Sandra Moguel, , +52 (164) 621-02353 USA Sarah Burt, , +1 (415) 217-2055 Serena Ingre, , +1 (415) 875-6155 Groups seek investigation into Mexico’s approval of four “mega...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2013 Media contacts: Astrid Puentes Riaño, AIDA Co-Director, , +52-55 5212-0141 Paulo Bacca, AIDA Legal Advisor, , +57-1 232-4246 The declaration of Santurbán as a Regional Natural Park is a start toward complying...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2012 Media Contacts: Astrid Puentes, AIDA, , +52 1-55 2301-6639 Brent Millikan, International Rivers, +55 61 8153-7009 Maíra Irigaray, Amazon Watch, +1 415 622-8606 Amidst criticism,...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Brent Millikan, International Rivers , +55 61 8153-7009 Andrew Miller, Amazon Watch , +1 202 423 4828 Joelson Calvacante, Inter-American Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA) jcavalcante@aida-americas...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Astrid Puentes Riaño, Co-Director, AIDA, (+52) 155-2301-6639, Kristen Genovese, CIEL, (+31) 0652-773-272, Jen Moore, MiningWatch, (+1) 613-569-3439, Miguel Ramos, Comité por la Defensa del Agua, (+...Read more
International Groups Denounce Attempts to Criminalize Civil Society Leaders before OAS and UN Human Rights Bodies.Read more
Central to this debate will be the multiple claims of human rights violations surrounding the construction of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric dam, slated for the Xingu River in Brazil.Read more
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the Brazilian government to explain reports of poor water quality and forced evictions in indigenous communities affected by the construction of the Belo Monte Dam in the Xingu River Basin.Read more
A statement from the international organizations Earthjustice, the Inter-American Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA), and Public Citizen.Read more
The appointment is a well-deserved recognition for a man who has dedicated his life to defending human rights and the environment.Read more
Government refuses to meet affected community leaders at Human Rights Commission.Read more
Government refuses to meet affected community leaders at Human Rights Commission.Read more
Doe Run Investment Holdings Company, Fluor Corporation and A.T. Massey Coal knew that lead pollution was harming children’s health.Read more
Groups submit arguments supporting government’s case for maintaining wildlife refuge.Read more