Canadian companies that impact human rights defenders accompanied by Peace Brigades International

There are numerous Canadian companies operating in Latin America whose operations have impacted human rights defenders accompanied or associated with Peace Brigades International field projects. An initial overview is as follows: COLOMBIA 1- Colombian social leader concerned about Canadian company fracking near Puerto Patiño, Cesar (March 19, 2020) Concerns have Read more…

Brent Patterson

Brent Patterson is the Executive Director of Peace Brigades International-Canada as well as an Extinction Rebellion activist, and Rabble.ca writer. Brent was active with Tools for Peace and the Canadian Light Brigade in support of revolutionary Nicaragua in the late 1980s and early 1990s, advocated for the rights of prisoners Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CREDHOS to look at impact of oil industry on rivers

This past July, the Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project accompanied the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS) to observe the pollution in the Magdalena River caused by the oil industry in the city of Barrancabermeja. Peace Brigades International-Canada is working with PBI-Colombia to bring a representative from CREDHOS Read more…

CREDHOS President Iván Madero to visit Canada in November

  Peace Brigades International-Canada is looking forward to hosting CREDHOS President Iván Madero when he visits this country in early-November for a series of meetings and public forums focused on fracking, climate change, water protection and the increasingly fragile peace process in Colombia. The Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project has accompanied Read more…

CCALCP seeks the implementation of the right to free, prior and informed consent in Colombia

The Luis Carlos Perez Lawyers’ Collective (CCALCP), an organization of women human rights lawyers based in the Magdalena Medio and Catatumbo regions in north-eastern Colombia, has long sought the implementation of the historic T-880 court ruling. Judgment T-880/2006 of the Constitutional Court of Colombia relates to “the right to free Read more…