International Mission in Guatemala on violations to defenders of land and the environment

Friday, 10th August 2018
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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA. Misión Internacional en Guatemala sobre vulneraciones a defensores de la tierra y el medioambiente

Friday, 10th August 2018

Como representantes de la International Land Coalition, Frontline Defenders y CIVICUS, acompañados por la Pastoral de la Tierra y UDEFEGUA, hemos pasado la última semana visitando comunidades y hablando con representantes del gobierno local y nacional, instituciones de derechos humanos y socios internacionales en el ámbito del desarrollo.

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Se inicia Misión Internacional en Guatemala sobre vulneraciones a defensores/as de derechos humanos vinculados a la tierra y el medio ambiente

Monday, 6th August 2018

Del 6 al 10 de agosto se llevará a cabo en Guatemala una Misión Internacional de Alto Nivel integrada por organizaciones internacionales para recoger información sobre la escalada de agresiones y asesinatos de personas defensoras de DD.HH relacionadas a la defensa de la tierra y el medio ambiente. Tras la misión se emitirán recomendaciones para contribuir al cese de la criminalización y la violencia ejercida en contra de los/as defensores de DD.HH y del clima de impunidad que impera frente a esta problemática.

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Start of International Mission to Guatemala on violations to human rights defenders connected to land and environmental struggles

Monday, 6th August 2018

A High-Level International Mission to Guatemala, integrated by international organizations, will be carried out from August 6th to 10th. The objective is to collect information on the escalation of attacks and assassinations of human right defenders in connection to land and environmental struggles. Recommendations to contribute to end criminalization and violence against human rights defenders, and the related prevailing climate of impunity, will be issued at the end of the mission.

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Civil society in Liberia demand for pro community land rights act/Ali Kaba

Activists petition policy makers to protect community land rights in Liberia

Thursday, 31st May 2018

On May 29 2018, 130 people, including 12 traditional chiefs, 20 community members from 6 counties in Liberia tabled a petition to Liberia's House of Senate with  41,000 signatures, asking for policymakers to revise and pass a pro-community land rights bill. Now, we are sharing the petition in solidarity with the civil society in Liberia.

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ILC Africa calls for people-centred land rights in Liberia

Tuesday, 17th April 2018

In a statement issued by ILC Africa’s Chair on April 17 2018, the platform calls for President George Weah and the Senate to review and pass a land act that respects community land rights.

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