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Oceans | 22 August 2022

Ambition and urgency needed as high seas treaty negotiations near end

With only one week to go in the negotiations for a new treaty to protect two thirds of the ocean civil society is raising alarm about the level of urgency and ambition towards a robust outcome.read more

Human Rights | 28 July 2022

AIDA applauds recognition of healthy environment as a universal human right

The decision adopted by the UN General Assembly is a call for States to recognize that environmental defense is essential for human existence on the planet.read more

Climate Change, Fracking, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 8 July 2022

In regressive decision, high court endorses fracking in Colombia

The ruling does not exonerate national and local authorities from protecting the environment and respecting the fundamental rights of the population as they consolidate the mining and energy policy.read more

Human Rights, Oceans | 17 June 2022

AIDA celebrates WTO agreement to curb harmful fisheries subsidies

The agreement is a "crucial step" for the sustainability of fishery resources in the short, medium and long term, as well as for ensuring food security and the livelihoods of coastal communities.read more

Fracking, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Public Participation | 22 April 2022

Court ruling may approve licensing for Belo Sun's mining project in the Amazon

A possible decision in favor of Belo Sun may set a precedent that illegally restricts consultation of traditional peoples and sanctions human rights violations.read more

Fracking, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 21 April 2022

Court suspends fracking pilot projects, reaffirms right to prior consultation in Colombia

The ruling recognizes that fracking cannot advance without the real and effective participation of affected communities and in a context of threats against the lives of human rights defenders.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 29 March 2022

Indigenous victory as development bank withdraws investment and drafts exit plan following rights violation in Guatemala

Affected Mayan communities celebrate the decision, a response to their 2018 complaint, while acknowledging that the Bank has several challenges left to confront.read more

Indigenous Rights, Toxic Pollution | 3 March 2022

Peru’s Constitutional Court to hear case on Amazonian oil spills

The Court expects to resolve an amparo that communities of the Peruvian Amazon filed requesting the maintenance of the Norperuvian oil pipeline to prevent further spills.read more

Human Rights, Oceans | 9 February 2022

Supreme Court orders protection of Veracruz's reefs and wetlands

Mexico’s high court unanimously ruled that authorities violated the right to a healthy environment by authorizing the expansion of the Port of Veracruz.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Large Dams | 3 February 2022

IDB must guaranty a responsible exit from the Hidroituango project

Ongoing investigation of the project continues regardless of early repayment of loan.read more

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