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…

Dr. Yésid Blanco and the struggle for environmental justice and the right to water in Colombia

Pediatrician Dr. Yésid Blanco has been an outspoken human rights defender and environmental activist in Barrancabermeja, Colombia. He has stated, “My commitment to community health has extended beyond the clinic’s walls, embracing the defence of human rights and the environment.” Dr. Blanco notes, “In 2015 I founded an organization to Read more…

CREDHOS opposes fracking, seeks to protect freshwater

The community-based Corporación Regional de Derechos Humanos (the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights or CREDHOS) works on a variety of public interest concerns in Colombia, including environmental issues such as opposition to fracking and stopping the pollution of freshwater. The organization is based in Barrancabermeja, which is known as Read more…

CCALCP helped stop Toronto-based Brookfield Asset hydroelectric project in Colombia

The Luis Carlos Perez Lawyers’ Collective (CCALCP), an organization of eight women lawyers based in Bucaramanga and Cúcuta in northern Colombia, works on crucial public interest issues, notably the defence of territory. In 2016, CCALCP filed a challenge against Isagen’s Piedra del Sol hydroelectric project. The October 2017 report Defending Read more…