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-Honduras accompanies press conference on LGTBI rights and the November 28 election

On September 14, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “More than 30 human rights organizations ask to prevent and sanction campaigns that promote hatred towards women and LGTB people. In the electoral framework, they ask the @MP_Honduras [Public Ministry] to act ex officio against any incitement to discrimination.” The Arcoíris LGTB Association of Honduras also Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies meetings that reject ZEDEs, while Canadian investor pursues the Mariposa ZEDE

The Peace Brigades International-Honduras Project has been accompanying mobilizations and town hall meetings since this past June that are rejecting Economic Development and Employment Zones (ZEDEs). La Tribuna notes that Article 2 of the ZEDE Law establishes different types of modalities including special agro-industrial zones, autonomous cities, renewable energy districts 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…