• 27 January 2017
    We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Sir Nigel Rodley KBE, a Patron of PBI UK and a great supporter.
  • 27 January 2017
    PBI Honduras has published its fourth edition of their newsletter, reflecting on human rights and the work of defenders in the country throughout 2016.
  • 25 January 2017
    24 January 2017 marked the seventh Day of the Endangered Lawyer. While this year’s focus will be on China, we also want to take this day as an opportunity to highlight the situation for lawyers in the countries where PBI works.Lawyers challenging those responsible for human rights violations pay an extremely high price - they may have their work obstructed, be followed, watched, harassed, subjected to spurious prosecutions, killed or ‘forcibly disappeared’.
  • 6 December 2016
    PBI Guatemala condemns the cruel murder of Evelyn Robles, a trans activist found dead on November 18 . Evelyn Robles was accompanied by PBI between 2006 and 2009, due to the threats she faced after having witnessed the extrajudicial execution of Paulina Marrot, another trans activist, in January 2006. Evelyn Robles had identified agents of the National Civil Police as being the authors of this crime, during which she herself was seriously injured. To this day, the murder of Paulina continues in impunity.
  • 5 December 2016
    On International Day of the Volunteer, our thanks goes out to all our volunteers, both those in our field projects and in the UK. For 35 years, PBI volunteers have made essential contributions to the advancement of human rights in eleven countries around the world.The dedication and understanding PBI volunteers show to the people we accompany, and the commitment they make giving up a year of their lives, to depart to places far away from home is an inspiration for us all. PBI would not be able to do what it does without the support and devotion of its volunteers.
  • 2 December 2016
    By Liz Fisher-FrankThe 25th November 2016 was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  It was therefore a very fitting opportunity for the launch of a Toolkit, developed by PBI, for Women Human Rights Defenders (‘WHRD’) living and operating in the urban settlements of Nairobi.
  • 25 November 2016
    By: Felix Manig
  • 22 November 2016
    Leading Colombian human rights lawyer Reinaldo Villalba highlights the importance of human rights protection in light of President Santos renewed efforts to attract investment to Colombia on state visit to UK.On Wednesday 2nd November 2016, Susi Bascon of PBI UK and Colombian lawyer, Reinaldo Villalba, from the Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo (CCAJAR), attended a for
  • 28 October 2016
    On the October 20 in Tegucigalpa members of COPINH and other civil society organisations held a peaceful demonstration outside of the Public Prosecutors’ office to demand transparency and justice in the case of the murder of Berta Cáceres. The demonstrators faced violent repression by the police forces present. Police fired water cannon and tear gas at the protesters. Hundreds of people were affected by tear gas fumes as they attempted to flee the scene. Those who found themselves within the reach of the security forces were kicked and beaten with batons.
  • 4 October 2016
    4 October 2016 Reflections on the referendum results