• 25 September 2015
    PBI UK is seeking an experienced treasurer to join our board of trustees.
  • 25 September 2015
    September 14 2015 marked five years since the prominent human rights defender David Ravelo Crespo, a member of the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS) of Barrancabermeja (Colombia), was arrested. The non-governmental organizations and international networks reiterate their concern about the lack of due process in this case which culminated with a sentence of 220 months imprisonment.Read the full press release here. 
  • 23 September 2015
    On 22 September in Mexico City, 21 Mexican women human rights defenders took part in a roundtable with 14 representatives of the diplomatic corps in Mexico, in which participants reflected on the implementation of the EU Guidelines on human rights defenders and on the prevention of violence against women. The roundtable was organised within the framework of an EU project which aims to develop tools to help Mexican WHRDs strengthen their capacities in areas crucial to their work. As part of the project, PBI is developing a learning platform to build defenders’ skills in advocacy and campaigning, awareness of national, regional and international protection mechanisms, and tools for reporting and documenting violations. This platform opens an educational space for the concept of integral protection and security through courses, workshops and roundtables in which participants can convey their protection needs to the diplomatic corps.
  • 5 September 2015
    “Sin la tierra no podemos vivir”  “Without the land we cannot live”Land of Corn is the story of four environmental and land rights defenders in Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia and Honduras. In 2014, a Global Witness report found 116 cases of killings of land and environmental defenders in 17 countries. Central and South America account for more than 75% of all deaths.
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  • 5 August 2015
    The CEDEHM legally represents victims and families of femicide, enforced disappearances, torture, people trafficking, sexual and domestic violence, and furthermore litigates in the international and national sphere for protection measures for human rights defenders. The members of the Center explain that the work they do takes place in a context of violence in the state of Chihuahua, which claims a high rate of murders and threats against human rights defenders. According to the Center, Chihuahua is characterized by impunity, absence of political will on the part of state institutions, resource constraints as well as the constant threats from the main groups of power in the state. Due to threats, harassment and various security incidents, members of the organization have had precautionary measures issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights since 2008.   
  • 16 July 2015
    The annual lecture which was held on July 16. Also included the raffle of a Picasso print as a fundraising event to support of the work of the Alliance for Lawyers at Risk, which draws on the expertise and resources of the...more
  • 25 June 2015
    In June 2015 Omar Jeronimo, coordinator of the Nuevo Dia Ch’orti Indigenous Association, visited London on a speaking tour organised by PBI UK.The Nuevo Dia Ch’orti Indigenous Association (CCCND) provide support and legal representation for indigenous Ch’orti communities in Guatemala’s Chiquimula region who have been working to strengthen community processes and oppose the construction of hydroelectric and mining projects on their ancestral land.
  • 15 June 2015
    An independent report is now available on the human rights situation of the indigenous Ch’orti’ communities in the Chiquimula region of Guatemala. The report was prepared by an expert legal delegation on the request of Guatemalan NGO Nuevo Día, which informs and supports rural communities on issues relating to the rural economy and environment. A large part of Nuevo Día’s work involves providing support and legal representation to Ch’orti’ communities who are opposing the construction of hydroelectric projects on their ancestral land.
  • 5 June 2015
    PBI UK today published its recommendations to the UK Government on shaping its new business and human rights policy. The Government is currently holding consultations ahead of a revision of the National Action Plan (NAP) to implement the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights.