31 January 2020
Peace Brigades International UK director Susi Bascon has produced four films directed by photojournalist and filmmaker Manu Valcarce, to kick-start the latest multi-media project from the organisation: Right to Defend: Portraits of Resilience, Hope and Solidarity.
14 November 2019
Last Thursday, PBI UK and the Alliance for Lawyers at Risk announced the winners of the second Sir Henry Brooke Awards for Human Rights Defenders.
28 October 2019
JOINT PUBLIC STATEMENT24 October 2019
29 July 2019
The Human Rights Defenders Toolbox, produced by law firm Simmons & Simmons in collaboration with PBI UK, was nominated for the 2019 Law Society Legal Excellence award for Excellence in Pro Bono.
14 February 2019
19th Feb UPDATE - Obtilia Eugenio Manuel and Hilario Cornelio Castro were released alive on Saturday the 16th of February at 5am. They are with their families and are well. PBI is very grateful for all the immediate actions taken by supporters.February 2019
13 November 2018
"What gives me strength is the struggle that other people carry on - against the companies that dispossess people of their territory. To know that others continue the fight and that I am not alone."
12 November 2018
Peace Brigades International is profoundly concerned that, on 20 September 2018, the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, Colombia, was informed that it was an “irreversible decision of the paramilitaries to eliminate, before the end of 2018, three leaders of the Peace Community”. Among these are included the Community’s Legal Representative, Germán Graciano Posso, who narrowly survived an assassination attempt by paramilitaries on 29 December 2017.
25 July 2018
"These defenders are part of a global movement to protect the planet. They are on the frontline of fighting climate change, preserving ecosystems and safeguarding human rights. They stand up for causes that benefit us all: sustainability, biodiversity and justice." - Global Witness2017 was the deadliest year on record for land and environmental defenders, according to a new report released on 24 July 2018 by NGO Global Witness.
4 July 2018
This June 2018, PBI Colombia coordinated and accompanied a visit of the UK Embassy in Colombia and the UN’s Colombia mission to one of the regions most ravaged by the country’s 60-year armed conflict. The Embassy’s political secretary in charge of human rights, Tom Newton, and his Colombian counsellor Andrés Urrego visited the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó before traveling to the Humanitarian Zone of Las Camelias, the Isaac Tuberquia Biodiversity Zone and the Territorial Space of Training and Reincorporation “Las Brisas” in Chocó.
13 June 2018
PBI UK and Simmons & Simmons launch toolbox for defenders working on business and human rightsJune 2018 - This 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.