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PROTECTING OUR RIGHT TO A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT. AIDA is the only regional organization of environmental legal experts who are both from and in Latin America. We use  the power of international law to create sustainable solutions throughout the region.

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Casas de madera a orillas del río Dulce en Guatemala

Blog | 19 April 2024

How the Inter-American Court can help protect human rights in the face of the climate emergency

The climate justice movement is growing stronger and more effective, fueled by the successes of climate litigation and key precedents such as those of the Inter-American Court.Read More

Indigenous flag on a road in Jujuy, Argentina

Press Releases | 17 April 2024

Argentina: the scramble for lithium threatens the rights of Indigenous Peoples in Jujuy

International civil society organisations present the conclusions of an observation mission to Jujuy in August 2023 following the constitutional reform, which facilitates lithium extraction.Read More

Panoramic view of La Oroya, Peru, in 2016.

Blog | 15 April 2024

Community of La Oroya wins landmark ruling to stop environmental damage in Latin America

After more than 20 years, the residents of the town of La Oroya in the Peruvian Andes have found justice, opening a major new avenue for protecting a healthy environment throughout the continent.Read More

Natural landscape of Colombia

Press Releases | 8 April 2024

Celebrating the appointment of Astrid Puentes Riaño as UN Special Rapporteur

For 18 years, as co-executive director of AIDA, Puentes Riaño led efforts across Latin America to uphold the right to a healthy environment and protect affected communities from environmental harms.Read More

Aerial view of Kawésqar National Reserve, Chile

Blog | 4 April 2024

The Kawésqar people and the defense of their "maritorio" in Chile

The maritorio is a concept and also a way of inhabiting and understanding the world. It evokes the image of "territory", but seen from and in the sea.Read More

Landscape of Antofagasta de la Sierra, Argentina.

Press Releases | 27 March 2024

Court decision stops new lithium mining projects in Argentine salt flat, sets regional precedent

The Alliance for Andean Wetlands celebrates this achievement of the Atacameños del Altiplano Indigenous Community and the Asamblea PUCARA (Pueblos Catamarqueños en Resistencia y Autodeterminación).Read More

When the violation of the rights of Amazonian peoples in Brazil receives no response nationally, these communities find in AIDA a voice in the Americas.

Felicio Pontes, Attorney, Federal Public Ministry, Brazil

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