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Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 27 July 2018

Statement on the denouncement of violence against communities in Guatemala

We reject any act of violence or intimidation by private and public security forces against people exercising their individual and collective rights.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 12 July 2018

Why Brazil must respond for Belo Monte's human rights violations

We did it! We submitted the final arguments in our case against Brazil before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. We demonstrate the damages the Belo Monte Dam has caused.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 2 July 2018

Supporting indigenous Guatemalan women in their struggle for their water

In the mountains of Northwestern Guatemala, near the border with Mexico, the land is rich and fertile. Several important rivers and many other water...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 14 June 2018

The women defending Guatemala’s rivers from large dams

Maria lives in Ixquisis, Guatemala. Last month, she joined with the other women of Ixquisis to speak about the threats the Pojom II and San Andrés dams pose to their way of life.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 2 May 2018

Brazil must respond to human rights violations caused by the Belo Monte Dam

In representation of communities affected by the Belo Monte Dam, we have submitted final arguments in the case against Brazil before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.read more

Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 3 April 2018

Supporting Mexico’s indigenous communities in their fight against Las Cruces Dam

AIDA filed an amicus brief demonstrating the international environmental and human rights obligations the Mexican government violated by authorizing the controversial hydroelectric project. It was written in support of a lawsuit filed by the Wixárika people of Nayarit, Mexico, whose land and sacred sites would be affected by the dam.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 26 January 2018

Brazil and the example that should be followed

Given this good start to the year, it will be essential to ensure the effective implementation of Brazil’s decision.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 21 December 2017

Why I’m joining the fight for justice for Belo Monte’s victims

Belo Monte is, without a doubt, a lesson for the continent. The case shows that projects of this type are environmentally unviable and generate irreparable damage to human rights.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 9 November 2017

Honoring the indigenous connection to the San Pedro Mezquital River

Despite its importance, the river—and with it the rights of more than 15,000 indigenous peoples—are at risk from the proposed Las Cruces hydroelectric dam.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 4 September 2017

The dams that couldn’t contain Hurricane Harvey

Increasingly frequent and devastating climate events are bringing into question whether the costs involved in building and maintaining large dams are worth it.read more

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