indigenous groups

Police fire tear gas at peaceful demonstrators, including persons with disabilities

Although some positive commitments were made regarding freedom of expression, human rights defenders are still facing challenges in Peru and peaceful protests repressed. Read more

Police fire tear gas at peaceful demonstrators, including persons with disabilities

Ongoing armed conflict puts activists at even greater risk

Conditions for indigenous communities, activists and journalists continue to deteriorate in Colombia, especially in conflict areas. Read more

Ongoing armed conflict puts activists at even greater risk

Two indigenous and land rights activists killed in Rio Grande do Sul and Pará

On 20th March 2017, two human right defenders were killed in the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Pará. Read more

Two indigenous and land rights activists killed in Rio Grande do Sul and Pará

New bill to regulate citizen participation under review in Ecuador

On 31st March 2017, the executive branch of the Ecuadorian government submitted a bill to the National Assembly on regulating "citizen participation and social control system". Read more

New bill to regulate citizen participation under review in Ecuador

Attempted seizure of human rights organisation's office in Bolivia

On 6th February approximately 30 individuals broke into the premises of Asamblea Permanente de Derechos Humanos de Bolivia (APDHB) while they were conducting a consultation with indigenous communities. The group verbally attacked APDHB president Amparo Carvajal and demanded the keys to the premises.
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Attempted seizure of human rights organisation's office in Bolivia