Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense: Human Rights and Environmental Law

Climate change may be the greatest long-term threat to human communities and biodiversity. AIDA works to address the root causes and develop strategies for mitigation.

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Environmental health and human health are two sides of the same coin. AIDA defends human rights against environmental threats in the hemisphere.

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Fisheries and marine ecosystems are severely threatened worldwide. AIDA works to protect the fragile marine and coastal biodiversity of the Americas.

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AIDA builds capacity and expands opportunities for citizen participation by forging international alliances and equipping stakeholders with the tools to get involved.

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Clean freshwater is a cornerstone of human health and biodiversity. AIDA uses the law to safeguard freshwater from depletion and contamination.

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NGOs asked the IACHR urge Colombia to attend victims of forced displacement Organizations asked the IACHR urge Colombia to attend victims of forced displacement caused by "development" projects
They also asked that the IACHR urge the State to declare a moratorium on mining and energy projects.
Organizations alert World Bank to risks of Colombian mining investment Organizations alert World Bank to risks of Colombian mining investment
They explained illegalities and possible harms to people and the environment from Eco Oro Mineral’s Angostura mine.
Tri-national organization to investigate Mexico. Tri-national organization to investigate Mexico for environmental enforcement in Gulf of California development
The Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has recommended a thorough investigation.
Mexico illegally authorizes hydropower dam Mexico illegally authorizes hydropower dam
The permit violates national and international environmental and human rights laws.

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Latin America should understand and prevent damage from fracking before permit October 2014
Latin America should understand and prevent damage from fracking before permitting it
Brazil guards dam, doesn't safeguard human rights September 2014
Brazil guards dam, doesn't safeguard human rights
The environment and human rights takes a legislative beating July 2014
The environment and human rights takes a legislative beating
AIDA uses international law to protect reefs and mangroves in Mexico June 2014
AIDA uses international law to protect reefs and mangroves in Mexico