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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

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

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