Omar Jeronimo, Guatemalan Human Rights Defender Visits the UK

In June 2015 Omar Jeronimo, coordinator of the Nuevo Dia Ch’orti Indigenous Association, visited London on a speaking tour organised by PBI UK.

The Nuevo Dia Ch’orti Indigenous Association (CCCND) provide support and legal representation for indigenous Ch’orti communities in Guatemala’s Chiquimula region who have been working to strengthen community processes and oppose the construction of hydroelectric and mining projects on their ancestral land.

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

An independent report is now available on the human rights situation of the indigenous Ch’orti’ communities in the Chiquimula region of Guatemala. The report was prepared by an expert legal delegation on the request of Guatemalan NGO Nuevo Día, which informs and supports rural communities on issues relating to the rural economy and environment. A large part of Nuevo Día’s work involves providing support and legal representation to Ch’orti’ communities who are opposing the construction of hydroelectric projects on their ancestral land.

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