• 20 June 2018
    On July 1, 2018 general elections will take place in Mexico, which, as well as determining the presidency for the next 6 years, coincide with several local elections. These will be the largest elections in Mexican history with 3,400 positions being decided.
  • 13 June 2018
    PBI UK and Simmons & Simmons launch toolbox for defenders working on business and human rightsThis week marks the launch of an innovative new resource for defenders working on issues regarding business and human rights. It was produced by law firm Simmons & Simmons in collaboration with PBI UK.
  • 13 June 2018
    The situation for land rights defenders in Guatemala is seriously and rapidly deteriorating, according to alerts released by PBI Guatemala and other human rights organisations. Since 9 May, seven indigenous leaders and activists have been killed across the country.
  • 21 May 2018
    In April 2018 Colombian human rights lawyer Luis Guillermo Pérez visited Europe in order to submit evidence to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the killings on human rights defenders in Colombia. 2017, the first full year since the signing of the peace agreement in Colombia, was the deadliest on record for human rights defenders, with 121 killed, compared with 60 killings in 2016.
  • 21 March 2018
    On the 16th of March 2018 members of the EU Parliament sent a letter to the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to express serious concern in regard to the recent increase in assassinations and threats against human rights defenders and community leaders in Colombia. 
  • 8 March 2018
    This International Women’s Day, PBI is honouring the incredible and vital work done by Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) in Honduras, Mexico and Kenya, despite their continuing struggle against oppression and human rights abuses.International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women that are at the heart of the fight for positive social change and equality for all women around the world.
  • 2 March 2018
    Two years ago, Berta Cáceres, Lenca indigenous leader and coordinator of COPINH, was murdered in her residence in La Esperanza, Intibucá. Despite global outcry, justice still hasn’t been done*.
  • 6 February 2018
    Former PBI Volunteers Share their Experiences at First Meeting of PBI Alumni NetworkTense encounters with paramilitaries in the Colombian jungle, 10-hour meetings, exhumations and festivities in remote Guatemalan villages, the stresses and joys of communal life, emergency evacuations of threatened human rights defenders, the meaning of solidarity, and a constant emotion
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  • 1 February 2018
    “There is no peace in the territories, but there is still hope” concluded the international verification mission that visited Colombia in November 2017 in order to as

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