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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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Comunicados de Prensa | 13 September 2019

State Council maintains suspension of fracking in Colombia

We are proud to be a part of this litigation and hope that the high court will continue to prioritize the precautionary principle and consider the risks that fracking entails.Read More

Blog | 9 September 2019

Ecuador bets on a mining boom, at the expense of nature

Ecuador must, as it did in 2008 with the recognition of the rights of nature, find a development model that effectively respects its obligations to the climate and to human rights.Read More

Comunicados de Prensa | 4 September 2019

Inter-American Development Bank washes its hands of responsibility for dangerous Hidroituango dam and related human rights violations in Colombia

Fearing imminent collapse of the dam, communities in Antioquia, Colombia, have learned that the public lending arm of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will not be investigated.Read More

Comunicados de Prensa | 22 August 2019

AIDA Statement on the crisis in the Amazon

We call on citizens and the international community to pressure the governments of Brazil and the other countries of the region to reverse course and effectively protect the Amazon.Read More

The barren land where the Bruno Stream once ran.

Blog | 9 August 2019

Coal or life: Walking where a stream once ran

Although the Bruno is one of few streams in Colombia’s driest department and one of the scarce sources of fresh water for communities living there, its channel was diverted to facilitate mining.Read More

Comunicados de Prensa | 30 July 2019

Communities request international support to save Bolivia’s Poopó and Uru Uru lakes

They call on the Ramsar Convention to visit the lakes and make recommendations for their preservation. The lakes are at grave risk from mining, river diversion and the climate crisis.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