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Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 7 June 2016

Victims of business-influenced human rights violations face obstacles to achieving justice

Organizations provided detailed information on this problem during a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights | 24 May 2016

Statement of AIDA, APRODEH and Justiça Global on the financial crisis affecting the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)

The organizations decry the affront to human rights in the region and urges members of the Organization of American States to fulfill their responsibility to adequately fund the Commission.read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 10 May 2016

IACHR urges Peru to protect 14 additional people affected by pollution in La Oroya

The Commission did so by extending the precautionary measures originally granted in 2007. The decision arrives six years after it was requested, and confirms the severity of health deterioration in...read more

Mining, Oceans | 25 April 2016

Mexico protects loggerhead turtles from the Don Diego mine

AIDA celebrates SEMARNAT’s decision to deny the environmental authorization of a marine phosphate mine proposed for Ulloa Bay, Baja California Sur.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 22 April 2016

AIDA statement on the signing of the Paris Accord

AIDA celebrates the first step toward the construction of a new planet.read more

Freshwater Sources, Mining | 21 April 2016

New law banning mining in Colombia’s páramos could draw its first lawsuit

The new law that bans mining in Colombia’s páramos took years to materialize, and was the product of multiple activist campaigns, lawsuits, and pressure from civil society to preserve one of the...read more

Freshwater Sources, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 21 April 2016

Colombian court bans oil, gas and mining operations in paramos

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against a controversial legal loophole permitting oil, gas and mining operations in the country’s paramos - high altitude eco-systems. Colombia’s paramos are...read more

Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 21 April 2016

Brazil mega-dam ‘disaster’ for tribes as it nears completion

Belo Monte hydroelectric plant is flouting agreements to protect indigenous communities as its builder seeks approval to start generating power, environmental lawyers have warned. The US$11 billion...read more

waterfall in the Santurbán páramo

| 14 March 2016

Organizations condemn Eco Oro’ threat to sue Colombia over efforts to protect páramos

The Canadian company’s Angostura mining project in the high-altitude wetlands, or páramo, of Santurbán, has announced that it could file an international arbitration suit against Colombia over...read more

Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 11 February 2016

Indigenous groups ask Pope Francis to help stop Las Cruces Dam

Indigenous and riverine communities affected by the construction of a dam on Río San Pedro Mezquital asked that the Pope intercede on their behalf before the Mexican government during his visit to...read more

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