PBI-Canada encourages MPs to back Binding Treaty on human rights in advance of the next round of negotiations in October

This coming October, the United Nations open-ended intergovernmental working group (OEIGWG) will hold a 7th session to negotiate a third revised draft of a proposed Binding Treaty on transnational corporations and human rights. Peace Brigades International has long supported a Binding Treaty as an instrument that would offer more leverage Read more…

Could Canada implement a relocation program for human rights defenders as Germany, the Netherlands and Ireland have done?

Colombian human rights defender Victor Hugo Moreno Mina is currently in the Netherlands because of multiple threats against him. For a short PBI-Netherlands video about Victor and the Shelter City Network initiative in Utrecht, please click here. In response to the dangers faced by human rights defenders (HRDs), temporary international Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanied CREDHOS meets with groups to strengthen the social mobilization against fracking

On February 3, CRY-GEAM tweeted: “Together with AguaWil, @Credhos_Paz and @ColombiaNoFrack [the Alliance for a Colombia Free of Fracking] we met with different unions from Puerto Wilches to support and strengthen the social mobilization process and stop the fracking pilot projects in Magdalena Medio.” PBI-Colombia has accompanied CREDHOS since 1994. Read more…

PBI provides physical accompaniments and increases virtual accompaniments as the pandemic continues

On February 2, PBI-Colombia posted on their Instagram page: “During the last year PBI Colombia has adapted the way we accompany within the restrictions in place in Colombia due to the Covid-19 pandemic.” “This meant a huge increase in virtual and telephone accompaniment and meetings with organisations.” PBI-Colombia adds: “Although Read more…

PBI-Mexico monitors the trial for the murder of Indigenous Rarámuri land defenders Julián Carrillo Martinez and Victor Carrillo

On February 2, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted: “Today at 9:30 hrs., in Parral, Chihuahua, the trial will be opened against one of the persons identified as responsible for the murder of Julián Carrillo Martinez and his son Victor Carrillo.” PBI-Mexico highlights: “We are monitoring the case and urge Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanied Educa Oaxaca raises concerns about the impacts of Fortuna Silver mine on communities

Photo: During a PBI organized advocacy tour in Canada in November 2018, Neftalí Reyes Méndez (Educa Oaxaca) and Salvador Martínez Arellanes (an Indigenous leader from Santa Carina Minas) highlighted their concerns about Fortuna Silver. In October 2018, a “People’s Trial against the State and Mining Companies in Oaxaca” was held Read more…