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Freshwater Sources, Human Rights | 22 March 2016

Water in Mexico: a human right, bottled

Mexico consumes 12 percent of the global volume of bottled water, highlighting the failures of the country’s water supply system and the violation more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 16 March 2016

Belo Monte: the river may be dying but the search for justice never will

“The river is dead!” exclaimed Raimundo as we navigated in his motorboat from Altamira toward the big bend of the Xingu River. From my perch more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 14 March 2016

Remembering Berta Cáceres before the Green Climate Fund

On March 3, Berta Cáceres, an indigenous rights defender in Honduras, was assassinated. As a leader of COPINH , Berta was fighting against more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 28 January 2016

My first visit to La Oroya

By Rodrigo da Costa Sales, AIDA attorney “What do you think of La Oroya?” a local resident asked me the first time we met. Honestly, I wasn’t more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights | 27 January 2016

Conserving the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta

Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, the largest and most productive coastal wetland in Colombia, covers 45,000 hectares. At the confluence of more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 7 January 2016

IACHR opens case against Brazil for human rights violations related to Belo Monte Dam

Four years after civil society organizations filed their original petition, the Commission opens the case, asking the Brazilian government to respond to allegations of human rights violations stemming from the hydroelectric project under construction in the Brazilian more

Accountability and Transparency, Climate Change, Human Rights | 5 January 2016

5 Recommendations for Integrating Climate Action into the Financial Sector

by Astrid Puentes Riaño This blog was produced in collaboration with Andrea Rodriguez, AIDA’s lead climate change attorney. During the Paris more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 3 December 2015

A Human Rights Based Approach to Climate in Latin America

By María José Veramendi Villa, AIDA senior attorney, and Camila Bustos, Nivela lead researcher A few days before the beginning of the more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 25 November 2015

Brazil authorizes operation of the Belo Monte Dam, disregarding the rights of affected communities

The environmental authority granted the project’s operating license, ignoring evidence of noncompliance with conditions necessary to guarantee the life, health and integrity of indigenous and other affected more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 24 November 2015

For the life and health of my children: We MUST include Human Rights in the New Climate Accord

By Astrid Puentes Riaño ( @astridpuentes ) Originally published by IntLawGrrls We humans have caused climate change, a real threat to humanity more


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