Defenders of Territories and Collective Rights of the People


A question of life or death

Binding Treaty on transnational corporations and human rights: “the spirit is to stop corporate impunity”

Activist Alejandra Porras, of COECOCEIBA – Friends of the Earth Costa Rica, said on Thursday in Geneva, at the UN headquarters in that city, that in Latin America there is “a wave of international treaties that confer many benefits to companies, and this gives way to looting, criminalization and prosecution  … Read more

Free Palestine

Israeli control technologies at the service of human rights violations exposed in the framework of UN negotiations

The Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power held on Tuesday a workshop in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of the mobilizations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights, focused on Israeli security technologies, strategies and companies used against the Palestinian people and also distributed throughout the world. Real  … Read more

“A BINDING TREATY IS NECESSARY AND URGENT”

New mobilizations in Geneva for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights

Karin Nansen, Friends of the Earth International´s Chair, said on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland, that “communities all over the world are calling for justice and to put an end to impunity”. “We are also calling for an effective mechanism, and also an International Court”, she added. Nansen was the facilitator  … Read more

Free Rivers, Living Peoples

Colombia: 2nd national meeting of Ríos Vivos Movement launched with development alternative proposals

The meeting is taking place in Barrancabermeja, a city located in Santander Department. During its first day, 400 people arrived, among them members of the six national delegations of Ríos Vivos and international representatives. The national delegations are: Asprocig (of Bajo Sinú region), Asoquimbo (Huila), Social Movement for the Defense  … Read more

New peasant victory at UN

UN Human Rights Council adopted Declaration on the Rights of Peasants by a wide majority of votes

With 33 votes in favor by the countries present at the 39th round of sessions, the UNHRC passed a resolution in Geneva, Switzerland, to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants that will now be discussed at the General Assembly of the multilateral body. The General Assemby needs to  … Read more

It´s time for Peasants´ Rights

Interview with Ana María Suárez Franco, of FIAN International, at the UN´s Human Rights Council

Ana María Suárez Franco, permanent representative of FIAN International in Geneva, Switzerland shares an update on the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and its process of approval at the UN´s Human Rights Council that is expected on Friday September 28. “To protect, respect and fulfil the rights of peasants”,  … Read more

Where are the 43 students? 4 years after Ayotzinapa

The parents of the students demand creation of Truth Commission. 38,000 people have disappeared during Peña´s administration

Today, September 26th, marks the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of the 43 students of the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers School in Iguala, Guerrero, while they were on their way to Mexico City to participate in the mobilization of October 2nd to commemorate the Tlateloco Massacre that took place  … Read more

Unfit

The family of Berta Cáceres files action to disqualify judges. Hearing suspended.

The family of Berta Cáceres and their legal representatives filed an action on Monday to disqualify the judges that are hearing the case of the murder of the Honduran defender. This resulted in the suspension of the hearing. In a press conference held on Monday 17, minutes before the first  … Read more

Standing Strong

Guatemala mobilizes to demand resignation of President Jimmy Morales and investigate crimes against indigenous defenders

Thousands of demonstrators are marching from different areas of the country and heading to the Guatemalan Congress building to demand the resignation of President Jimmy Morales, and the continuation of the International Commission against Corruption in Guatemala (CICIG) that has been investigating acts of corruption in the government since 2017.  … Read more

CHALLENGING THE LEGAL SYSTEM

A few days before the beginning of the trial over the femicide of Berta Cáceres, her daughter highlights why DESA company is guilt

The trial over the femicide of Berta Cáceres will begin on Monday, September 17, in Tegucigalpa (Honduras). The crime against the defender took place on the night of March 2nd, 2016, at her home in La Esperanza, Intibucá department. Bertha Zúñiga, daughter of Cáceres and current coordinator of the Civic  … Read more