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Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 2 January 2010

Environmental Defense Guide

The purpose of this publication is to promote the use of the Inter-American System of Human Rights for addressing environmental degradation that...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 2 December 2009

La Oroya before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

In an effort to compel the Peruvian government to resolve the health crisis in La Oroya, AIDA appealed to the Inter-American Commission on Human...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 2 December 2009

La Oroya triumphed in the Constitutional Court, but the ruling was not implemented

In 2006, the Peruvian Constitutional Tribunal recognized that high levels of pollution in La Oroya were causing serious health problems for the local...read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 5 November 2009

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Examines Impacts of Large Dams in Latin America

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Examines Impacts of Large Dams in Latin America Washington, D.C. - On November 2, 2009 the Inter-American...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 19 August 2009

Inter-American Commission admits case on human rights violations in La Oroya

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 19, 2009 IACHR Will Examine Case Against Peru for Violating the Human Rights of Residents of La Oroya, A City...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 2 June 2008

Costa Rican Court Reinforces Protection of Leatherback National Marine Park: Declares Ruling Allowing Construction in Park Unconstitutional

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica, June 2, 2008 – On May 23rd, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica repealed a municipal...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 9 April 2008

Doe Run Smelter in La Oroya, Peru, Loses Environmental Certification

FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION: April 9, 2008 Press Contacts: Perry Gottesfeld, Executive Director OK International 415-362-9898 info@okinternational.org...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 5 September 2007

Human Rights Body Calls on Peru to Protect Citizens from Contamination by American-Owned Smelter

For immediate release: September 5, 2007 PRESS CONTACTS : Astrid Puentes, AIDA (+5255) 52120141 apuentes@aida-americas.org Martin Wagner, (510) 550-...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 24 April 2007

IACHR Forwards La Oroya Human Rights Petition to Peruvian Government for Comment

For immediate release: April 24, 2007 PRESS CONTACTS: Astrid Puentes, AIDA (+5255) 52120141 apuentes@aida-americas.org Martin Wagner, Earthjustice (...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 21 March 2007

AIDA and Participating Organizations Submit La Oroya Petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2007 Press Contacts: Astrid Puentes, AIDA (+5255) 52120141 apuentes@aida-americas.org Luis Eduardo Cisneros (+511)...read more

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