PBI marks 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

In December 2010, the UN General Assembly expressed its deep concern about the increase in enforced or involuntary disappearances in various regions of the world, including arrest, detention and abduction. The General Assembly also expressed concern about the number of reports concerning harassment, ill-treatment and intimidation of witnesses of disappearances Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CREDHOS at meeting with Afro-Colombian fishers in Cantagallo impacted by extractivism

On August 30, PBI-Colombia posted: “Today we accompany @Credhos_Paz to a meeting of legal advice with federations of fishermen in Cantagallo in the south of Bolivar. The title of the meeting was ‘The challenges of black communities in the face of the expansion of mining-energy and agro-industrial extractivism’.” Cantagallo is Read more…

Eight climate activists call on UN and COP26 leaders to condemn the killing of land defenders

Photo: Elizabeth Wathuti (Kenya), Xiye Bastida (Mexico) and Laura Verónica Muñoz (Colombia) are among the eight climate activists. The Independent reports that eight climate activists have written United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and COP26 President Alok Sharma calling on them to “condemn the killing and harassment of land and environmental Read more…

PBI-Honduras welcomes court ruling recognizing COPINH as a victim in the ‘Fraud on the Gualcarque’ hearings

On August 25, the Peace Brigades International-Honduras Project posted: “We welcome the decision of the Constitutional Chamber of Honduras to reintegrate @COPINHHONDURAS as a victim in the ‘Fraud on the Gualcarque’.” The trial will look at the irregularities in the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project, including acts of corruption in which Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies CCDA at Mayan ceremony for ancestral authorities and land defenders who have experienced repression

On August 25, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted: “PBI accompanies CCDA Verapaz at a Mayan ceremony for all the attacks, threats and repression suffered by the ancestral authorities and defenders of the land.” The Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA) accompanies 150 Maya Q’eqchi’ communities who have been repressed Read more…