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Coral reefs | 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 | 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

Fracking, Human Rights | 24 September 2018

Inter-American Commission to analyze fracking’s impacts on human rights

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold an informative hearing on October 3, 2018 to better understand the situation of fracking in the Americas and the human rights violations it’s...read more

Oceans | 24 September 2018

Calling on Chile to stop salmon industry’s impact on Patagonia

AIDA alerted six international treaties to the damages the salmon industry is causing to Chilean Patagonia, and requested that they visit the Magallanes region to investigate the impacts and urge the...read more

Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 20 September 2018

In Xingu management plan, Brazil leaves communities without water

The proposed Xingu River management plan puts at risk the people, plants and animals of the Amazon region. AIDA requested that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights urge Brazil to stop the...read more

Climate Change, Fracking, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights | 12 September 2018

Argentina’s approval of fracking wells violates international obligations

The authorization of four fracking wells within the Vaca Muerta shale deposit poses a risk to vital water sources and violates the rights of Mapuche communities. In support of an amparo filed to...read more

Oceans | 4 September 2018

World’s first legally binding treaty to protect the high seas: Landmark UN negotiations open

Following over a decade of discussions at the UN, the two-week Intergovernmental Conference is the first of a series of four negotiating sessions through 2020 for a new treaty to protect high seas.read more

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...read more

Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 2 August 2018

Guatemalan indigenous communities file complaint for dams’ damages

Affected communities have called on the Inter-American Development Bank to withdraw funding for the Pojom II and San Andrés dams for failure to comply with its operational policies. The mega-projects...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 27 July 2018

Statement on the denouncement of violence against communities in Guatemala

We reject any act of violence or intimidation by private and public security forces against people exercising their individual and collective rights.read more

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