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Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 16 April 2012

Brazilian Government questioned yet again by international human rights body over Belo Monte Dam controversy

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the Brazilian government to explain reports of poor water quality and forced evictions in indigenous communities affected by the...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 4 April 2012

Peru’s efforts to require La Oroya clean up should not be chilled by investment arbitration

A statement from the international organizations Earthjustice, the Inter-American Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA), and Public Citizen.read more

| 21 December 2011

AIDA President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal named Peru Environment Minister

The appointment is a well-deserved recognition for a man who has dedicated his life to defending human rights and the environment.read more

| 7 December 2011

AIDA presents report at Durban linking climate change to decline of human rights in Latin America

Government refuses to meet affected community leaders at Human Rights Commission.read more

Grandes Represas, Fuentes de Agua Dulce, Derechos Humanos | 26 October 2011

Brazil boycotts OAS meeting over Belo Monte Dam

Government refuses to meet affected community leaders at Human Rights Commission.read more

| 4 August 2011

Jury finds former owners of lead smelter liable for $358.5 million in damages

Doe Run Investment Holdings Company, Fluor Corporation and A.T. Massey Coal knew that lead pollution was harming children’s health.read more

| 27 July 2011

Living beyond our means

An article from Waterkeeper on the valuable ecosystems services provided by coastal mangrove swamps and the threats these face from developers.read more

| 25 July 2011

Civil society groups go to Court to defend Panama Bay

Groups submit arguments supporting government’s case for maintaining wildlife refuge.read more

Grandes Represas, Fuentes de Agua Dulce, Derechos Humanos | 16 June 2011

Belo Monte Dam may lead Brazil to OAS High Court

Local communities and NGOs deliver petition exposing human rights violations to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.read more

Grandes Represas, Fuentes de Agua Dulce, Derechos Humanos | 5 April 2011

Organization of American States requests immediate suspension of Belo Monte Dam in the Brazilian Amazon

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights considered that Indigenous Peoples must be consulted BEFORE the dam’s construction begins.read more

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