The Integral Defense Committee for Human Rights `Gobixha´(Codigo-DH) is a civil society organisation that offers legal aid as well as psychological support and medical attention to victims of human rights violations, whilst offering legal support to support their access to justice and fight against impunity. Codigo-DH was founded in January 2011, created due to the closure of the November 25 Liberation Committee which had previously been accompanied by PBI since the end of 2009 due to the constant threats and attacks that the staff received for their legitimate work in the defense of human rights. Despite having received precautionary measures from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) since July 2007, the threats and attacks against the members of Codigo-DH and their family members have not ceased. For this reason PBI continues to provide international accompaniment to the organisation.
Sara Méndez Interview
This interview portrays Sara Mendez from Codigo-DH, who explains to PBI the high risk faced by defenders of land and territory who struggle against the implementations of megaprojects in Oaxaca.