PBI-Colombia accompanies Nomadesc at meeting with Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Buenaventura

PBI-Colombia has posted: “We accompanied @Nomadesc [the Association for Social Research and Action] in a meeting with @CIDH [Inter-American Commission on Human Rights] in Buenaventura, to follow up on the ‘civic strike’ agreements. It is urgent to overcome impunity, and provide guarantees to the territory and those who inhabit it.” Read more…

PBI-Guatemala observes evicted communities and BDH lawyers deliver alternative to Protected Areas Law

PBI-Guatemala has posted: “On Tuesday [March 19] PBI observes delegations from various territories of evicted communities accompanying communities of the Laguna del Tigre and Sierra de Lacandón Protected Areas that have lived decades criminalized and threatened with eviction by the current Protected Areas Law. Together with their lawyers from the Read more…

PBI-Honduras visits OFRANEH in Vallecito where the Garifuna have reclaimed their ancestral lands

PBI-Honduras has posted on Facebook: “Last week we visited OFRANEH-Garifuna/Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras and the community of Vallecito. The Garifuna people have waged a peaceful struggle to reclaim these ancestral lands that had fallen into the hands of drug trafficking. Currently, Vallecito is a recovered territory, under the control Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies Justice and Peace as the Naya River Community Council holds 12th Memories Festival

PBI-Colombia has posted on Instagram: “Yesterday, March 16, @justiciapazcolombia [Commission of Justice and Peace] and the Naya Community Council organized the event ‘Transforming Memories and Walking Towards Peace’. PBI has witnessed the work of building peace and collective memory that is done from the territories.” Justice and Peace has also Read more…

PBI asks the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing to visit Guatemala, see the situation of forced evictions

On March 4, Peace Brigades International (PBI) Advocacy Coordinator Yannick Wild presented to the 55th Human Rights Council Session at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Balakrishnan Rajagopal. His presentation noted: “In Guatemala, in recent years, Read more…