Canada appears to back the Escazu Agreement for environmental defenders, but key countries have not ratified the deal

On March 5, Special Rapporteur Mary Lawlor presented to the UN Human Rights Council on the threats against and killings of human rights defenders. During that session, Canada’s Ambassador to the UN Leslie E. Norton stated: “Some states have established specific protection mechanisms to prevent risks and attacks against HRDs Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanied People’s Front says water commission has not granted permits for PIM river diversion

Photo: The National Guard raided the Apatlaco blockade of the planned aqueduct/river diversion in the early hours of November 23, 2020. Lodehoy Morelos reports that the People’s Front in Defence of Water and Land – Morelos, Puebla and Tlaxcala (FPDTA-MPT) says the National Water Commission (CONAGUA) has not granted the Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanied Educa Oaxaca warns of the criminalization of protests against mining in Chubut, Argentina today

Twitter photo. PBI-Mexico accompanied Educa Oaxaca has alerted us to this call for solidarity by mining justice activists in the southern province of Chubut in Argentina. This morning, Educa Oaxaca tweeted: “Legislature of Chubut intends to approve the project 128/20 of mining zoning in Patagonia Argentina. A scenario of criminalization Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanied ASMAC demands justice for lawyer Ernesto Rábago killed eleven years ago

On March 1, the Sierra Madre Alliance (ASMAC) tweeted: “Eleven years after the cowardly murder of the defender Ernesto Rábago, the events remain unpunished, @ASMACChihuahua demands #JusticiaParaErnestoRábago.” Norte Digital has explained: “Ernesto Rábago Martínez was a defence lawyer for the territory who supported the Baquéachi community, which was the victim Read more…