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European Parliament (EP) mobilises for Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in Guatemala

2016 registered 233 human rights defenders assaults and 14 homicides, the majority of those remained unpunishedThe EP reports threats and intimidation campaigns towards court officialsThe EP urges both Guatemalan authorities to...[more]

Public statement to the Murder of trans activist Evelyn Robles

PBI Guatemala condemns the cruel murder of Evelyn Robles, a trans activist found dead on November 18 (1). Evelyn Robles was accompanied by PBI between 2006 and 2009, due to the threats she faced after having witnessed the...[more]

Over 180 organizations urge Canadian Prime Minister to promote effective regulation of Canadian mining companies operating in Latin America

Justin Trudeau must implement reforms to ensure that Canadian mining companies comply with the highest international human rights standards.Washington, DC. April 25, 2016.- Today, over 180 organizations from Latin America, Europe...[more]

Justice for Berta Cáceres and Nelson Noé Garcia, Protection for Gustavo Castro Soto

The organizations forming the Network of Organizations of International Accompaniment and Observation condemn the assassination of human rights defender Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores- indigenous Lenca, general coordinator of the...[more]

Civil society organisations in America and Europe condemn the murder of Berta Cáceres, Lenca indigenous leader and human rights defender

March 4, 2016. The signatory networks and organisations who support the defence of human rights in Honduras, condemn the murder of Lenca indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, coordinator of the Civic Council of Grassroots and...[more]

HRDN Stand 4 Human Rights Defenders campaign launch

The Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) is launching 12 November 2015, a year-long campaign: Stand 4 Human Rights Defenders. HRDN is an informal group of 48 NGOs operating at the EU level in the...[more]

The role of businesses and States in violations against human rights defenders of the rights to land, territory and the environment - Civil society organisations joint report, October 2015

(Washington D.C) - The President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has labelled as ‘a total disgrace’ the failure of States in the Americas to adequately protect defenders of rights to land,...[more]

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