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Human Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 20 June 2024

La Oroya v. Peru: Historic precedent on human rights and the environment

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights set an important precedent for state oversight of industrial pollution.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 19 June 2024

What you need to know about the “loss and damage” of the climate crisis

This issue is closely linked to climate justice, as it raises the question of who should pay for these impacts in the poorest countries, which bear little historical responsibility for the crisis.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 4 June 2024

Maritime shipping: what’s being done to reduce emissions?

The sector therefore needs to decarbonize its activities by reducing its emissions, both in transport and in the loading and unloading of goods at ports around the world.read more

Human Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 24 May 2024

Warning of increased contamination in La Oroya and slow progress by the State to comply with the Inter-American Court ruling

The State's progress in implementing the international court's ruling has been slow and insufficient. Meanwhile, a high level of sulphur dioxide has recently been registered in the Andean city.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 19 April 2024

How the Inter-American Court can help protect human rights in the face of the climate emergency

The climate justice movement is growing stronger and more effective, fueled by the successes of climate litigation and key precedents such as those of the Inter-American Court.read more

Human Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 15 April 2024

Community of La Oroya wins landmark ruling to stop environmental damage in Latin America

After more than 20 years, the residents of the town of La Oroya in the Peruvian Andes have found justice, opening a major new avenue for protecting a healthy environment throughout the continent.read more

Human Rights | 8 April 2024

Celebrating the appointment of Astrid Puentes Riaño as UN Special Rapporteur

For 18 years, as co-executive director of AIDA, Puentes Riaño led efforts across Latin America to uphold the right to a healthy environment and protect affected communities from environmental harms.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Oceans | 4 April 2024

The Kawésqar people and the defense of their "maritorio" in Chile

The maritorio is a concept and also a way of inhabiting and understanding the world. It evokes the image of "territory", but seen from and in the sea.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining, Public Participation | 27 March 2024

Court decision stops new lithium mining projects in Argentine salt flat, sets regional precedent

The Alliance for Andean Wetlands celebrates this achievement of the Atacameños del Altiplano Indigenous Community and the Asamblea PUCARA (Pueblos Catamarqueños en Resistencia y Autodeterminación).read more

Human Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 27 March 2024

5 milestones in the "Inhabitants of La Oroya v. Peru" case ruling

Our long-fought victory before the Inter-American Court sets important precedents for all communities seeking environmental justice in the Americas.read more

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