PBI presents on truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence in Guatemala, Honduras and Colombia

On September 16, Peace Brigades International presented during the Interactive Dialogue with Fabian Salvioli, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-repetition. You can watch the video of the presentation in Spanish here. You can also watch it with English interpretation here (starting at Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanied AVECHAV shares story of Chicoyogüito displacement with University of Victoria students

On September 15, Domingo of the PBI-Guatemala accompanied Chicoyogüito Neighborhood Association of Alta Verapaz (AVECHAV) presented to 4th year students at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. The university is situated on the territory of the Indigenous WSANEC and Lkwungen peoples, whose relationships to the land continue to Read more…

PBI calls for due diligence legislation with four key provisions to protect human rights defenders

The Guapinol defenders (Honduras), Bernardo Caal Xol (Guatemala), Yuli Andrea Velázquez (Colombia), Samir Flores (Mexico). Canada does not have due diligence legislation in place that recognizes and addresses (through enforcement mechanisms and meaningful consequences) the dangers faced by human rights defenders (HRDs) who challenge the impacts of Canadian transnational corporations Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies CCDA at Mayan ceremony for ancestral authorities and land defenders who have experienced repression

On August 25, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted: “PBI accompanies CCDA Verapaz at a Mayan ceremony for all the attacks, threats and repression suffered by the ancestral authorities and defenders of the land.” The Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA) accompanies 150 Maya Q’eqchi’ communities who have been repressed Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies UVOC during judicial recognition process at the El Chico-La Primavera community

On August 10, PBI-Guatemala posted: “Yesterday, PBI accompanied members of the Verapaz Union of Campesino Organizations (UVOC) and the El Chico-La Primavera community, in a judicial recognition process conducted by the Public Ministry.” In 2013, UVOC lawyer Jorge Luis Morales commented: “The case of La Primavera is emblematic of the Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Indigenous authorities at Mayan ceremony, community assembly opposed to megaprojects

On August 9, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies the authorities of Olopa and Quezaltepeque in the commemoration of ancestors on the #InternationalDayofIndigenousPeople.” Prensa Comunitaria further reported: “Indigenous authorities of Quezaltepeque, Olopa, Camotán and Jocotán, in the department of Chiquimula, held a community assembly on the occasion of the International Day of Read more…