Human Rights and the Environment

Residents outside the La Oroya Metallurgical Complex, Peru.

Residents outside the La Oroya Metaluric Complex, Peru. | Credit: Giuliano Koren

AIDA knows that environmental health and human health are two sides of the same coin: human rights violations and environmental degradation are often closely related. In many cases, infrastructure development and natural resource extraction projects are some of the worst offenders. AIDA identifies the biggest threats and leverages the law to defend fundamental human rights.