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Coral reefs | 7 June 2019

In historic decree, Costa Rica legally protects its corals

We congratulate the government for taking this important step and setting a legal precedent for the protection of marine environments in the region.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 15 May 2019

Protests Challenge Hydropower Companies at Global Event in Paris

Civil society organizations denounce corporate attempts to label hydroelectric dams as “green energy,” citing human rights abuses and environmental damage.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 7 May 2019

Inter-American Commission to examine rollback of indigenous rights in Brazil

In a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, civil society organizations will demonstrate how measures adopted by the administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro are...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 8 April 2019

Statement on the Assassination of Dilma Ferreira Silva, leader of Brazil’s Movement of Dam-Affected Peoples

We call on Brazilian authorities and multilateral organizations to ensure that the country’s obligations regarding the protection of human rights and environmental defenders are enforced.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Mining | 13 March 2019

Organizations ask the UN to intervene in the protection of the Santurbán páramo, at risk from mining

They request that the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Drinking Water and Sanitation prepare a report on the case, visit the site, and support the Colombian government in taking the...read more

Accountability and Transparency, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Mining | 27 February 2019

World Bank Arbitration Tribunal Refuses to Listen to Those Affected by Mining in Santurbán, Colombia

The World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has declined to accept an Amicus Curiae that was to be presented by the Committee for the Defense of Water and the...read more

Aldea Muratu

Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 13 November 2018

Inter-American Commission urges Brazil to address damages to indigenous peoples caused by Belo Monte Dam

Following its visit to Brazil, the Commission highlighted the case of the Mïratu de Paquiçamba community, which has been affected by the construction of the Belo Monte Dam.read more

Climate Change, Fracking | 23 October 2018

UN Committee recommends Argentina “reconsider” the use of fracking

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the United Nations expressed its concern about Argentina’s intention to exploit unconventional oil and gas reserves in Vaca Muerta.read more

Coral reefs, Oceans | 14 October 2018

Organizations request Mexico list parrotfish as protected species

Parrotfish are vital to the health of coral reefs, and the Mexican State has an obligation to protect them. In a letter to the government, AIDA outlined the international obligations Mexico has to...read more

Fracking, Human Rights | 3 October 2018

Civil society warns Inter-American Commission of human rights violations caused by fracking in Latin America

The principal requests were to urge the States to adopt efficient and opportune measures to prevent human rights, and to apply the precautionary principal in the face of fracking’s damages.read more

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