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Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 12 July 2016

AIDA condemns threats to environmental defenders in Tolima, Colombia

As a regional organization, we call on the Colombian government to immediately adopt measures to guarantee the life and integrity of at-risk activists.read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 10 July 2016

Peru must find a comprehensive and sustainable solution for La Oroya

We call on the President-elect of Peru to take into account, in any assessment of or decision about La Oroya, the rights of the population affected by the city’s severe pollution.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 7 July 2016

Statement on the murders of environmental defenders in Honduras and Brazil

Threats to, as well as the intimidation, harassment and murder of environmental defenders must stop now!read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights | 27 June 2016

Activist Deaths Demand Accountability

Last year 185 environmental activists were murdered world-wide, two-thirds from Latin America, according to Global Witness. Of the ten most dangerous...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 7 June 2016

Victims of business-influenced human rights violations face obstacles to achieving justice

Organizations provided detailed information on this problem during a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 30 May 2016

Mexico City: Air Pollution Points to Climate Solutions

By Laura Yaniz, AIDA social media manager (originally published in Animal Político ) Smog causes continuous environmental alerts in Mexico City. But...read more

Human Rights | 26 May 2016

Letter to OAS Member States on the Financial Crisis at the IACHR

AIDA joins more than 300 organizations in calling on Member States of the Organization of American States to act swiftly in the face of the financial...read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights | 24 May 2016

Statement of AIDA, APRODEH and Justiça Global on the financial crisis affecting the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)

The organizations decry the affront to human rights in the region and urges members of the Organization of American States to fulfill their responsibility to adequately fund the Commission.read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 10 May 2016

IACHR urges Peru to protect 14 additional people affected by pollution in La Oroya

The Commission did so by extending the precautionary measures originally granted in 2007. The decision arrives six years after it was requested, and confirms the severity of health deterioration in La Oroya.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 5 May 2016

Brazil inaugurated Belo Monte: There’s nothing to celebrate!

The Brazilian government grandly inaugurated the Belo Monte Dam, which sits on the Xingu River in the midst of the Amazon. As an organization that...read more

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