WOLA PBI Mexico Media Freedom ReportTurning the Tide on Impunity: Protection and Access to Justice for Journalists and Human Rights Defenders in Mexico, Mar 2019

This report details the shortcomings of the Mexican agencies charged with addressing violence against journalists and human rights defenders. Mexico continues to be one of the most dangerous countries in the world for these groups, with at least 12 defenders and media workers killed in the country in just the first three months of 2019.

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20th Anniversary ReportAnalysis of the situation of Human Rights Defenders 20 years after the approval of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. Mar 2019

This publication marks the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.

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Land: Culture and Conflict. Dec 2017

A magazine-style report on the links between land, culture and conflict in Colombia. 

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In Defense of Life. Nov 2017

A report on land, territory and environmental defenders at risk in Mexico. 

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No Peace in the Territories but There is Still Hope. Dec 2017

Report of the International Verification Mission on the Implementation of the Peace Agreement with a gender focus.

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I Think, Therefore I Resist. Jun 2016

Grassroots experiences of alternative protection and promotion of human rights in the context of large-scale economic investment.

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Critical Perspectives on the Security and Protection of Human Rights Defenders. Dec 2015

 

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Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Hydroelectric Projects in Guatemala: The Case of the Ch'orti' in Chiquimula. Nov 2015

 

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Empowered; Integral Protection for Women Human Rights Defenders, Mexico. Nov 2015

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Land and environmental rights defenders in danger: an overview of recent cases. Dec 2013

 

 

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Women Human Rights Defenders: Empowering and Protecting the Change-Makers. Oct 2012

 

 

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Assessment of the Feasibility and Effectiveness of Protective Accompaniment in Kenya. Jul 2012

 

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Criminalisation of Human Rights Defenders. Sep 2010

 

 

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Report on PBI's work in Indonesia 1999-2011

 

 

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Protection Needs of Human Rights Defenders in Honduras. May 2011

 

 

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Special Report on Impunity. May 2009

 

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Proactive Presence Book. 2006

 It is the first comprehensive study of these issues based on hundreds of interviews and analysis of nine separate missions, covering a range of institutional mandates.

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Unarmed Bodyguards by Liam Mahony and Enrique Eguren​. Dec 1997

 

 

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