PBI-Canada talks about the CORE with University of Minnesota law school class

On April 4, PBI-Canada coordinator Brent Patterson shared an overview of concerns about the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) with students at the University of Minnesota Law School. We began with a timeline: the civil society call for an Ombudsperson began in 2007; the Liberal Party promised an ombudsperson Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanied river defender Bernardo Caal Xol marks the International Day of the fight against Dams

Photo: On May 10, 2023, Caal Xol marched to the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala City to demand sanctions against those who have violated the rights of Q’eqchi’ peoples including Spanish businessman Florentino Perez and his company Cobra SA, a subsidiary of the Madrid-based Grupo ACS. PBI-Guatemala accompanied Maya Q’eqchi’ water Read more…

PBI highlights situation of human rights defenders in Kenya, Honduras, Guatemala and Colombia at UN Human Rights Council session

On March 12, 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 human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor. In his presentation, he noted: “In Kenya, grassroots human rights Read more…