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PROTECTING OUR RIGHT TO A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT. AIDA is the only regional organization of environmental legal experts who are both from and in Latin America. We use  the power of international law to create sustainable solutions throughout the region.

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Press Releases | 13 March 2019

Organizations ask the UN to intervene in the protection of the Santurbán páramo, at risk from mining

They request that the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Drinking Water and Sanitation prepare a report on the case, visit the site, and support the Colombian government in taking the...Read More

Press Releases | 27 February 2019

World Bank Arbitration Tribunal Refuses to Listen to Those Affected by Mining in Santurbán, Colombia

The World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has declined to accept an Amicus Curiae that was to be presented by the Committee for the Defense of Water and the...Read More

Blog | 14 February 2019

How fracking's methane leaks aggravate climate change

Instead of perpetuating our dependence on gas, we must invest in a just transition and move into economically sustainable forms of energy, like solar and wind.Read More

Blog | 2 February 2019

Putting my heart in the conservation of wetlands

We are not powerless in the face of climate change. Saving our wetlands may just be the first step toward saving our planet, and ourselves.Read More

Blog | 30 January 2019

How supporting women is linked to environmental justice

At AIDA, we recognize that combating inequalities and differentiated harms is fundamental to achieving environmental justice in Latin America.Read More

Blog | 28 January 2019

Mine tailings dams: a history of failures

It’s urgent that the governmental, non-governmental and private sectors do whatever is necessary to avoid more tragedies like those we’ve seen in Brazil.Read More

When the violation of the rights of Amazonian peoples in Brazil receives no response nationally, these communities find in AIDA a voice in the Americas.
Felicio Pontes, Attorney, Federal Public Ministry, Brazil