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Indigenous flag on a road in Jujuy, Argentina

Indigenous Rights, Mining | 17 April 2024

Argentina: the scramble for lithium threatens the rights of Indigenous Peoples in Jujuy

International civil society organisations present the conclusions of an observation mission to Jujuy in August 2023 following the constitutional reform, which facilitates lithium more

Natural landscape of Colombia

Human Rights | 8 April 2024

Celebrating the appointment of Astrid Puentes Riaño as UN Special Rapporteur

For 18 years, as co-executive director of AIDA, Puentes Riaño led efforts across Latin America to uphold the right to a healthy environment and protect affected communities from environmental more

Landscape of Antofagasta de la Sierra, Argentina.

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining, Public Participation | 27 March 2024

Court decision stops new lithium mining projects in Argentine salt flat, sets regional precedent

The Alliance for Andean Wetlands celebrates this achievement of the Atacameños del Altiplano Indigenous Community and the Asamblea PUCARA (Pueblos Catamarqueños en Resistencia y Autodeterminación).read more

Panoramic view of the city of La Oroya, Peru.

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 22 March 2024

Inter-American Court ruling on La Oroya case sets key precedent for the protection of a healthy environment

The Court found Peru responsible for violating the rights of residents of La Oroya, who have been exposed to unsafe levels of toxic contamination for more

San Juan River, Nicaragua

Climate Change, Human Rights | 8 March 2024

Communities in Nicaragua win Green Climate Fund withdrawal from project that violated their rights

The Green Climate Fund terminated a forestry project because the developers failed to comply with the Fund's policies and procedures on socio-environmental more

Indigenous Rights, Oceans | 31 January 2024

5 years of the Kawésqar National Reserve: pending issues for its protection

Local communities denounce that the area is highly affected by salmon farming, which is failing to comply with environmental more

Human Rights | 15 December 2023

Right to a Healthy Environment Global Coalition awarded UN Human Rights Prize

The coalition is recognized for its vital role in advocating for the universal recognition of the right to a healthy environment by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 21 November 2023

The Alliance for the Andean Wetlands brings together organizations for the protection and conservation of wetlands

The alliance seeks to protect the water, biodiversity, territories and ways of life that depend on these ecosystems in Latin America, especially in Argentina, Bolivia and more

Xingu River in the Amazon, Brazil

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 20 November 2023

Solidarity note for social movements, organizations, and rights advocates who are victims of criminalization attempts by the company Belo Sun Mineração Ltda.

We will not step back in protecting the environment and human rights in the face of threats. Sign this note and join us in the protection of the Amazon, the Xingu River, and its more

Indigenous Rights, Mining | 23 October 2023

High court orders Colombian government to adopt concrete actions for climate crisis mitigation and adaptation

This is the final decision in the litigation filed by various stakeholders demanding the State to include the climate impact of the coal sector in its climate crisis more


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