United Nations Special Rapporteur David Boyd calls on Colombia to pass law to prohibit fracking

A still from this 8-minute video of David Boyd’s speech (in Spanish). On January 29, El Tiempo reported: “United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, David Boyd, mentioned that the Colombian government ‘must pass a law to prohibit fracking’.” “In light of its obligations under constitutional, international, Read more…

Trial for the alleged material authors of the murder of Raramuri land defender Julian Carrillo Martinez delayed until February 1

On January 27, El Diario reported: “With two material detainees and no intellectual author, the start of the trial in the case of Julian Carrillo, a Raramuri defender of the Coloradas de la Virgen community, who was murdered two years ago, was postponed until next Monday, according to Amnesty International Read more…

PBI-Switzerland notes referendum on free trade deal with Indonesia as Canada launches consultation on similar agreement

Still from Papuan Lives Matter documentary. Peace Brigades International-Switzerland has posted this article about the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) agreement with Indonesia that was signed on December 16, 2018. The agreement was approved by the Swiss Parliament on December 20, 2019. The PBI-Switzerland article notes: “On 7 March, the Read more…