Ruling on Monday July 5 in the trial of David Castillo for the murder of Lenca environmental defender Berta Cáceres

Outside the courthouse in Tegucigalpa, April 29. On July 2, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “The ruling in the trial of David Castillo, accused of the murder of #BertaCáceres, [will be] next Monday, July 5.” This follows the tweet from the Judicial Power of Honduras (CSJ) that stated: “Room I of the #TribunalSentenciaNacional Read more…

Two Canadian groups call for ex-Guatemalan soldier accused in the Dos Erres massacre to be prosecuted for war crimes

On June 16, the Associated Press reported: “Two activist groups called for Canada’s government to prosecute a man believed to be living in Canada who they say was involved in the massacre of more than 200 people in Guatemala in 1982.” “Lawyers Without Borders Canada (ASFC) and the Canadian Partnership Read more…

German, Swedish and Norwegian ambassadors call on Colombia to ratify the Escazu Agreement for environmental defenders

Infobae reports: “After months of debate, this Thursday, June 17, the second committees of the Senate and the House, in charge of voting on bills related to international treaties, will finally decide whether Colombia enters the Escazú Agreement.” That article adds: “Senators from the ruling party have spoken out against Read more…

PBI accompanies lawyers and legal processes, seeks to connect lawyers in Latin America and Canada

Photo: PBI-Guatemala accompanied BDH human rights lawyers at a hearing of ex-army officers accused of extrajudicial executions, June 7. Peace Brigades International accompanies lawyers and legal processes in Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. This includes the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (CCAJAR) and Luis Carlos Pérez Lawyers’ Collective (CCALCP) in Read more…

Los Angeles City Council votes to call for suspension of arms sales to the Colombian government

Protest at the CANSEC arms show, Ottawa, May 2019. On June 2, the Los Angeles Daily News reported: “City Council [has] unanimously condemned police violence against protesters in Colombia and called for a suspension of U.S. arms and crowd control equipment aid to the Colombian government.” That article adds: “Colombia’s Read more…