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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 November 2018

Inter-American Commission urges Brazil to address damages to indigenous peoples caused by Belo Monte Dam

Following its visit to Brazil, the Commission highlighted the case of the Mïratu de Paquiçamba community, which has been affected by the construction of the Belo Monte Dam.Read More

Blog | 25 October 2018

What motivates us to preserve our freshwater sources?

The ways those water sources are threatened are just as widespread—but chief among them are extractive activities like mining and fracking. We understand the risks and we won’t let our guard down.Read More

Press Releases | 23 October 2018

UN Committee recommends Argentina “reconsider” the use of fracking

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the United Nations expressed its concern about Argentina’s intention to exploit unconventional oil and gas reserves in Vaca Muerta.Read More

Blog | 22 October 2018

The IPCC climate report: science has spoken and we must act now

The outlook is clear: maintaining global warming below 1.5°C is not an easy task, but science holds it’s possible.Read More

Press Releases | 14 October 2018

Organizations request Mexico list parrotfish as protected species

Parrotfish are vital to the health of coral reefs, and the Mexican State has an obligation to protect them. In a letter to the government, AIDA outlined the international obligations Mexico has to...Read More

Press Releases | 3 October 2018

Civil society warns Inter-American Commission of human rights violations caused by fracking in Latin America

The principal requests were to urge the States to adopt efficient and opportune measures to prevent human rights, and to apply the precautionary principal in the face of fracking’s damages.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