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
2 February 2018
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 assess the
30 January 2018
January 2018We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Sir Henry Brooke CMG, a Patron of PBI UK and an invaluable supporter.
26 January 2018
PBI Honduras has released an alert regarding the alarming escalation of violence against Human Rights Defenders since the presidential elections held on 26 November.
24 January 2018
Every year, lawyers who work for the defence of human rights are harassed, threatened, persecuted and even killed. On the 24th of January, the Day of the Endangered Lawyer, the international community celebrates the importance of lawyers in upholding human rights and the rule of law, and reflects on how to combat the serious threats they face.