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Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 3 November 2014

Organizations asked that the IACHR urge the Colombian State to comply with international obligations, to declare a moratorium on mining and energy projects, and establish a Working Group between authorities and the affected communities

They also asked that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) urge the State to adequately attend to the victims of the forced displacement caused by the “development” projects, and to begin a dialogue between the victims and the authorities seeking effective solutions to the problem.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 22 September 2014

Brazil secures Belo Monte site, but not human rights of affected people

Time doesn’t stop and, unfortunately, nor does the construction of the Belo Monte Dam . Work is advancing at an impressive rate on the Xingu River,...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 1 September 2014

People harmed by environmental contamination in La Oroya have been waiting for seven years for the State to guarantee their rights

In 2007, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the Peruvian State to provide medical care and institute environmental controls. These measures have yet to be implemented fully and the health of the affected people continues to deteriorate.read more

Human Rights | 25 July 2014

Letter presenting Latin American civil society organizations' concerns on the dilution of the World Bank's safeguards policies

Latin American civil society organizations "strongly recommend that CODE members send the first draft back to Management. Without structural changes...read more

Human Rights, Large Dams | 23 July 2014

Giving People a Voice on Hydropower Projects

Hydropower projects are on the rise in Latin America as governments seek to feed growing economies. But at what cost? The plants may harness the...read more

Human Rights | 23 June 2014

Joint letter: Mexico – Detention of environmental and human rights defender Mr. Marco Antonio Suástegui Muñoz

The 57 organizations and persons signatory to the letter, which work for the protection of human rights and the environment, express their deep...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 7 April 2014

Colombia’s Ministry of Environment unveils the demarcation of the Santurbán Páramo without specifying details of the measurements

With the water supply of millions of people at risk, we urge the ministry to publish details of the demarcation and ensure that this fragile ecosystem remains free of large-scale mining operations.read more

Human Rights | 11 March 2014

New Hope for Environmental Justice in IFI Projects

In its budget bill for 2014, the US Congress has taken bold steps to promote environmental justice within international financial institutions. Among...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 6 March 2014

Belo Monte: Never say never!

By María José Veramendi Villa, senior attorney, AIDA, @MaJoVeramendi We won’t give up. This is AIDA’s motto for defending the rights of local...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 15 January 2014

Groups appeal to UN to halt imminent forced evictions of indigenous Ngöbe families

Appeal to the UN seeks to stop eviction of Panamanian community.read more

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