What might provincial legislation that protects Indigenous land defenders look like?

Indigenous land defence struggles on unceded and Treaty lands in Canada can face police repression, criminalization and judicialization, settler vigilantism, dangerous misrepresentations in the media, gendered threats and violence, and other risks. A key public policy consideration should be how to guarantee that the rights of defenders are protected and Read more…

PBI-Colombia expresses concern about plan to attack members of CREDHOS and calls for their safety to be guaranteed

On August 20, the Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project posted: “We express our great concern regarding the denunciation of a plan to attack members of the human rights organization CREDHOS and we request that the necessary actions be taken to guarantee the safety of its members.” This follows this tweet from Read more…

PBI-Kenya and Social Justice Working Group bring security concerns of communities to meeting with Peace Cop Kenya

On August 18, the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project posted: “Yesterday, PBI-Kenya and the Social Justice Centres Working Group [the collective leadership of 24 social justice centres across Kenya] met with Peace Cop [a peace building program of the Administration Police Kenya] to discuss the security concerns of communities, community dialogues, Read more…

Four Guatemalan soldiers convicted of crimes against humanity will be in court on August 19 to request early leave from prison

Photo: Emma Guadalupe Molina Theissen and her mother who is holding a photograph of Marco Antonio Molina Theissen. On August 18, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted: “PBI accompanies the family in the Molina Theissen case looking for justice.” Nomada reports: “This Wednesday, August 19, the Higher Risk Chamber will Read more…