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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

Capacity Building, 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

Human Rights, Public Participation | 20 June 2018

Statement on the United States’ departure from the UN Human Rights Council

This decision sends a negative message, especially to countries with serious human rights situations, about which the United States has expressed concern.read more

Human Rights, Large Dams | 5 June 2018

Communities affected by Hidroituango dam in Colombia file complaint at IDB

In the midst of the humanitarian crisis caused by the Hidroituango dam project in the Cauca river basin, local communities request that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)’s accountability...read more

Human Rights, Large Dams | 9 May 2018

Organizations call for support for communities affected by Colombia’s Hidroituango dam

Allies are calling on authorities to investigate the harms to local communities and provide adequate support for those affected.read more

Human Rights, Large Dams | 4 May 2018

Civil society organizations denounce assassination of member of Movimiento Ríos Vivos in Colombia

We stand in solidarity with the Movimiento, and we request that the Colombian State investigate this act and punish those responsible.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 2 May 2018

Brazil must respond to human rights violations caused by the Belo Monte Dam

In representation of communities affected by the Belo Monte Dam, we have submitted final arguments in the case against Brazil before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.read more

Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 3 April 2018

Supporting Mexico’s indigenous communities in their fight against Las Cruces Dam

AIDA filed an amicus brief demonstrating the international environmental and human rights obligations the Mexican government violated by authorizing the controversial hydroelectric project. It was...read more

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