• 21 February 2017
    The European Parliament approved an urgent resolution on the situation of human rights defenders and the justice system in Guatemala on February 16, 2017. The resolution strongly condemns the continuously high levels of violence against HRDs in the country and requests a public policy for their protection.
  • 16 February 2017
    PBI Honduras is now recruiting for field volunteers to join its team. The deadline is the 31st of March 2017. For more information and how to apply please visit the project's website here.
  • 14 February 2017
    López Lone et al versus Honduras: fighting for judicial independence in HondurasFollowing the visit to the United Kingdom in December 2016 of Adan Guillermo López Lone, UCL Institute of the Americas student Alexandra Nawrat analyses the case of Guillermo Lopez Lone and the situation of the independence of the judiciary in Honduras.
  • 30 January 2017
    Cristina Auerbach’s journey as a human rights defender began when an explosion in February 2006 inside the Pasta de Conchos mine in northern Mexico’s state of Coahuila trapped 65 miners. As the company owning the mine abandoned the search and rescue of the bodies, and authorities failed to be held accountable for the breaches in the mine’s safety standards, Auerbach took up the task of demanding justice for the victims’ relatives and campaign for the recovery of the bodies, all but two of which remain buried underground.
  • 27 January 2017
    We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Sir Nigel Rodley KBE, a Patron of PBI UK and a great supporter.
  • 27 January 2017
    PBI Honduras has published its fourth edition of their newsletter, reflecting on human rights and the work of defenders in the country throughout 2016.
  • 25 January 2017
    24 January 2017 marked the seventh Day of the Endangered Lawyer. While this year’s focus will be on China, we also want to take this day as an opportunity to highlight the situation for lawyers in the countries where PBI works.Lawyers challenging those responsible for human rights violations pay an extremely high price - they may have their work obstructed, be followed, watched, harassed, subjected to spurious prosecutions, killed or ‘forcibly disappeared’.
  • 6 December 2016
    PBI Guatemala condemns the cruel murder of Evelyn Robles, a trans activist found dead on November 18 . Evelyn Robles was accompanied by PBI between 2006 and 2009, due to the threats she faced after having witnessed the extrajudicial execution of Paulina Marrot, another trans activist, in January 2006. Evelyn Robles had identified agents of the National Civil Police as being the authors of this crime, during which she herself was seriously injured. To this day, the murder of Paulina continues in impunity.
  • 5 December 2016
    On International Day of the Volunteer, our thanks goes out to all our volunteers, both those in our field projects and in the UK. For 35 years, PBI volunteers have made essential contributions to the advancement of human rights in eleven countries around the world.The dedication and understanding PBI volunteers show to the people we accompany, and the commitment they make giving up a year of their lives, to depart to places far away from home is an inspiration for us all. PBI would not be able to do what it does without the support and devotion of its volunteers.
  • 2 December 2016
    By Liz Fisher-FrankThe 25th November 2016 was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  It was therefore a very fitting opportunity for the launch of a Toolkit, developed by PBI, for Women Human Rights Defenders (‘WHRD’) living and operating in the urban settlements of Nairobi.

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