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Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 5 December 2010

Protecting the health of La Oroya's residents from toxic pollution

For just under a century, a metal smelter has spewed toxic clouds full of heavy metals over the densely populated city of La Oroya, in the Peruvian...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 11 November 2010

Indigenous and Riverbank Communities Call on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Suspend the Massive Belo Monte Dam in the Brazilian Amazon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 11, 2010 Media Contacts: Astrid Puentes, AIDA - +1 510 984 4610, [email protected] Andressa Caldas, Justiça...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 18 October 2010

Victory: Constitutional Court Defends Right to Prior Consultation

On January 23, 2008, the Colombian Constitutional Court declared the Forest Law of 2006 to be unconstitutional and therefore, invalid, because...read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 17 October 2010

Large dams in the Americas: Is the cure worse than the disease?

Large dams consistently cause severe, and often irreversible, environmental and social damage. Their construction is also often associated with...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 16 September 2010

CEMDA and AIDA Present Report to Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Environmental Advocates Are Key to Protecting Human Rights and Are At-Risk in Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 15, 2010 CONTACTS: Juan Carlos Arjona Estévez, CEMDA (Mexico) +52-55-5286-332, [email protected] , Skype:...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 20 May 2010

Violations of the Right to a Healthy Environment in Panama Denounced before the United Nations (Spanish Only)

UPR Report Panama 2010 Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá – Una coalición de catorce organizaciones ambientales y de derechos humanos denunció problemas graves...read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 19 March 2010

AIDA Presents Report on Large Dams Before the Inter-American Development Bank (Spanish)

Para Publicación Inmediata: 19 de Marzo de 2010 Contacto: Astrid Puentes Riaño - AIDA, +(52-1-55) 23016639, [email protected] Informe:...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 11 March 2010

Environmental Organizations Denounce Flaws and Impacts of the Costa del Pacifico (CIP) Mega-Resort at a Public Hearing (Spanish only)

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA: CEMDA, WildCoast, Conselva, Greenpeace, AIDA DENUNCIAN ORGANIZACIONES AMBIENTALES IRREGULARIDADES E IMPACTOS DEL PROYECTO...read more

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 causes human rights violations.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

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