PBI to Human Rights Council: “Police violence has continued to be a daily experience in Kenya.”

On September 30, Peace Brigades International-Switzerland Advocacy Coordinator Kim-Mai Vu presented on the human rights situation in Kenya during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) general debate at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. She stated: “We welcome the important contributions to the UPR of Kenya. Due to Covid-19 Read more…

PBI and Franciscans International call on the Human Rights Council to pay close attention to the situation in Guatemala

On September 25, Peace Brigades International-Switzerland Advocacy Coordinator Kim-Mai Vu presented a joint PBI-Franciscans International statement on the human rights situation in Guatemala to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. She stated: “In Guatemala, 677 attacks against human rights defenders were documented between January and June 2020, nearly Read more…

PBI highlights Colombia in statements at UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva

Peace Brigades International-Switzerland Advocacy Coordinator Kim-Mai Vu recently made two presentations about the human rights situation in Colombia at the United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva. On September 17, at the Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of non-recurrence, Kim-Mai noted: “The Read more…

Peace Brigades International speaks at the United Nations on human rights in Colombia, Guatemala and Honduras

On February 28, Peace Brigades International-Switzerland Advocacy Coordinator Kim-Mai Vu presented to the 43rd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The video of her presentation can be seen here (from 1:07:30 to 1:09:00). Kim-Mai commented on the human rights reports on Colombia, Guatemala and Honduras. She stated: Read more…

PBI-Switzerland raises concerns about palm oil production and the European Free Trade Association CEPA with Indonesia

On February 17, Peace Brigades International-Switzerland posted on its Facebook page about the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the European Free Trade Association and Indonesia.  PBI-Switzerland notes, “In December 2019, Switzerland approved the free trade agreement between the European Free Trade Association EFTA (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and Indonesia.” Read more…