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Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Public Participation | 22 April 2019

Listening to indigenous peoples to save the planet

Indigenous peoples have lived for centuries in a much more sustainable way. They offer us, in many ways, examples and opportunities to learn again, to change and to improve.read more

Fracking, Public Participation | 11 March 2019

Moratoriums and bans on fracking: Comparative legislation

Countries, regions, cities and communities around the world have chosen to prohibit or place moratoriums on fracking through various legal and administrative mechanisms.read more

Climate Change, Fracking, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining, Oceans, Public Participation | 18 December 2018

10 environmental successes from Latin America in 2018

This year was characterized by triumphs such as the creation of legal protections and the establishment of policies favorable to the environment and human rights in the region.read more

Human Rights, Public Participation | 27 August 2018

Open letter to American States on the signing of a regional environmental treaty

On 27 September 2018, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will have the opportunity to put in place a new instrument to protect the environment: the Escazú Agreement.read more

Capacity Building, Public Participation | 22 August 2018

Renewing AIDA’s Board of Directors

We proudly welcome the new members of our Board: Xavier Martínez Esponda, Monica Roa and Manuel Pulgar-Vidal. All three are outstanding legal professionals dedicated to the defense of the environment and human rights in Latin America.read more

Human Rights, Public Participation | 20 June 2018

Statement on the United States’ departure from the UN Human Rights Council

This decision sends a negative message, especially to countries with serious human rights situations, about which the United States has expressed concern.read more

Human Rights, Public Participation | 15 June 2018

Inputs for the IACHR report on business and human rights

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights prepared a questionnaire to request civil society input for its thematic report Business and Human...read more

Human Rights, Public Participation | 31 May 2018

The flame that ignited Nicaragua’s protests

A wildfire broke out in the Indio Maíz Biological Reserve in southeast Nicaragua. The government’s slow and inadequate response to the fire marked the beginning of a struggle that continues to this day.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Mining, Public Participation | 23 April 2018

Supporting Cajamarca’s fight to defend its territory from mining

Cajamarca is a town in the mountains of central Colombia, often referred to as "Colombia’s pantry” due to its great agricultural production. In...read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Oceans, Public Participation | 5 January 2018

10 advances for Latin America’s environment in 2017

Although 2017 was a challenging year for environmental defense globally, there have been many advances in the region that are worth celebrating.read more

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