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Human Rights, Large Dams | 9 May 2018

Organizations call for support for communities affected by Colombia’s Hidroituango dam

Allies are calling on authorities to investigate the harms to local communities and provide adequate support for those affected.read more

Human Rights, Large Dams | 4 May 2018

Civil society organizations denounce assassination of member of Movimiento Ríos Vivos in Colombia

We stand in solidarity with the Movimiento, and we request that the Colombian State investigate this act and punish those responsible.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

Climate Change, Large Dams, Oceans | 17 November 2017

5 ways our governments can confront climate change

What can and should our governments do, seeing as their large-scale actions are fundamental to the welfare of their people?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

Freshwater Sources, Large Dams | 24 September 2017

Why damming rivers, like blocking veins, risks our health

I often wonder: are we heading for the collapse of our natural system by blocking, tubing, manipulating, and contaminating the veins of the Earth (which, like us, is a living organism)?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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