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Urgent: Multiple Colombian Activists At Risk

Peace Brigades International is very concerned about recent security incidents affecting human rights defenders accompanied by PBI in Colombia. PBI is working closely with all four to monitor the situation, and provide a...[more]

Interview with Alberto Xicotencatl from Saltillo Migrant House in northern Mexico

Between May and December 2015, PBI Mexico will publish a series of interviews with Human Rights Defenders which we accompany or with whom we maintain a close relationship. This month we present an interview with Alberto...[more]

Colombian Human Rights Lawyer Jorge Molano wins Prestigious Award

Jorge Molano, a Colombian Human Rights Lawyer, was awarded the Lawyers for Lawyers Award 2015. Peace Brigades International (PBI) has provided protective accompaniment in different stages of his life as a lawyer and human...[more]

Joint Statement: International NGOs identify concerning shortcomings in the implementation of the Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in Mexico

Brussels/Washington, 29 April 2015.- The undersigned organisations express our concerns regarding a crisis thwarting the implementation of the Mexican Federal Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in...[more]

Beginning of the genocide trial on the 5th of January: A Letter from PBI Guatemala to the International Community

The motivation for this letter is to bring attention to the reopening on the 5th of January of the trial relating to genocide and crimes of lesser humanity by the ex-head of state, General José Efraín Ríos Montt, and the then...[more]

PBI Joint Statement: Human Rights Defenders Working on Land & Environmental Issues Recommendations for States and Multilateral Bodies

Human Rights Defenders and Women Human Rights Defenders ((W)HRDs) are key players in the field of business and human rights. Yet too often (W)HRDs lack basic guarantees for their security, and are subject to smear campaigns...[more]

Looking out for Human Rights Defenders: PBI Interview with Michel Forst, new Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders for the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)

Paris, 2 July, 2014. PBI: You have recently taken up the post of Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders (June, 2014). Have you identified priorities (geographic or thematic) for the next few months? Have...[more]

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