Environmental degradation affects individuals and communities in a variety of ways. Toxic pollution creates health problems, large dams displace entire communities, mining and fracking destroys freshwater sources that cities and towns rely on. AIDA pioneered the use of international human rights law to protect environmental resources. We’ve also strengthened international law to protect human rights abuses stemming from environmental destruction.
When the violation of the rights of Amazonian peoples in Brazil receive no response nationally, these communities find in AIDA a voice in the Americas. I am grateful that you exist.