PBI-Colombia accompanied José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (CCAJAR) at historic IACHR hearing, May 12-13

Photo by CCAJAR. On May 11, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “@CorteIDH [the Inter-American Court of Human Rights] calls #Colombia to judge surveillance and illegal intelligence against human rights defenders @Ccajar whom we have accompanied since 1995. We express our deep admiration and solidarity for their tireless work in defense of human rights Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Nunca Pares at hearing seeking justice for students sexually assaulted at university

On May 11, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies Nunca Pares to the unilateral hearing at the Public Ministry in its demand for justice for the sexual violations suffered by several students in January 2020. According to the group’s complaint, these violations were committed by members of the ‘Honorable Strike Committee de Read more…

PBI-Guatemala observes campesina march for ancestral territory and an end to criminalization in Cobán, Alta Verapaz

On May 11, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI observes the campesina (peasant) march for peace convened by social organizations in Cobán, Alta Verapaz.” The Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA) also tweeted: “Indigenous Q’eqchi’ communities carry out a peaceful demonstration to denounce the criminalization, persecution generated by the landed oligarchy in complicity Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies LGBT Rainbow Association at event where Honduras acknowledges role in the murder of Vicky Hernández

On May 11, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “PBI accompanies the LGBT Rainbow Association of Honduras during the public pronouncement in which the State of Honduras acknowledged its responsibility in the transfemicide of Vicky Hernández.” In June 2021, The Guardian reported: “In a landmark ruling for transgender rights, the Honduras government has been Read more…

PBI-Canada denounces the imprisonment of Tsleil-Waututh land defender Will George for his opposition to TMX pipeline

Photo: Will George Peace Brigades International-Canada is drawing the attention of the international community to the imprisonment of Tsleil-Waututh land defender Will George. The Times Colonist newspaper reports: “Cries of ‘Shame on Canada’ and accusations of racism echoed through Vancouver’s Law Courts [on Tuesday] May 10 as an Indigenous protester Read more…