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Indigenous Rights, Mining | 1 July 2020

Mexico’s Federal Mining Law threatens human rights of indigenous peoples

International civil society organizations submitted amicus curiae briefs to the Mexican Supreme Court in support of the State of Puebla-based Masewal people’s constitutional action.read more

Indigenous Rights, Mining | 30 June 2020

Belo Sun project puts Amazon at serious risk of contamination

The Canadian company developing Belo Sun is failing to take sufficient measures to prevent a planned gold mine from contaminating groundwater and surface water sources.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 29 June 2020

Protecting environmental defenders, a State duty that mustn’t be deferred

The work of environmental defenders has been recognized within the international system of human rights as essential, in a democratic society, for strengthening the respect of other rights.read more

Indigenous Rights, Mining | 17 June 2020

Expert report: proposed gold mine in Brazilian Amazon presents unacceptable risk

Hydrogeologist recommends that Canadian company Belo Sun’s licence be revoked.read more

Indigenous Rights, Mining | 4 June 2020

Continued extractive activities put indigenous and rural communities at increased risk from the pandemic

States must implement comprehensive and concerted health strategies to respect, guarantee and protect indigenous and peasant communities near mining or oil exploitation projects.read more

Indigenous Rights | 29 May 2020

Alert to the IACHR on the situation of indigenous peoples in Brazil during COVID-19

In this communication, AIDA provides the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), particularly COVID-19's Timely and Integrated Crisis...read more

Indigenous Rights | 21 May 2020

Brazil fails to guarantee health and adequate attention to indigenous peoples during pandemic

The Brazilian health system is on the brink of collapse, directly impacting the healthcare of indigenous peoples, a situation that could quickly...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 20 May 2020

COVID-19 Response: The importance of providing special protection to indigenous peoples and Afro-descendants

Protecting these peoples so that the pandemic does not threaten their lives and integrity is a moral and historic duty, and an international obligation of all States.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 15 May 2020

Applauding the exclusion of Eletrobras from Norwegian oil fund

The Council on Ethics of the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, recommended the exclusion due to the Brazilian company's involvement in the Belo Monte Dam, associated with human rights violations.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 28 April 2020

Inter-American Court upholds indigenous rights in Argentina

The Court's decision contributes to the consolidation of standards to protect the land of indigenous communities, as well as their rights to a healthy environment, water and culture.read more

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