On deepening our collective understanding of human rights, peace and right relations

The United Nations defines human rights as: “Rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status.” Key articulations of human rights can be found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Read more…

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…