Human Rights & Environment

Residents outside the La Oroya Metallurgical Complex, Peru.

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

AIDA’s Human Rights Program helps to safeguard human wellbeing in communities in disadvantage situations exposed to severe environmental degradation, particularly from infrastructure and extractive industries.

AIDA’s attorneys work to:

  • Expand the application of human-rights law to situations of environmental harm.
  • Improve human rights standards and increase accountability.
  • Build the capacity of governments, corporations, and civil society to create and implement stronger human rights protections.