Americas - HRD killing
Monday 13.2.2017 Guatemala - Latest Developments -
Guatemalan environmental and land rights’ activists continue to work under pressure due to the actions of illegal armed groups and state forces. Read more
Friday 3.2.2017 Colombia - Latest Developments -
A prominent Afro-Colombian human rights activist and her partner were murdered in Buenaventura in January as two newspaper reporters narrowly escaped a murder attempt in the northeastern city of Cúcuta. Read more
Tuesday 20.12.2016 Guatemala - Latest Developments -
A journalist, a union activist and an environmental activist were murdered in separate events in early November.
Wednesday 26.10.2016 Honduras - Latest Developments -
Attacks against land defenders in Honduras continue with the murder of José Ángel Flores and harassment of members of COPINH. Read more
Tuesday 20.9.2016 Honduras - Latest Developments -
Restrictions to civic space continue in Honduras with the murder of an environmental activist, criminalisation of peaceful protests and limitations to the right of freedom of expression Read more
Friday 26.8.2016 Guatemala - Latest Developments -
Civic space continues to be undermined in Guatemala as human rights defenders continue to face intimidation and harassment, and journalists operate in an increasingly hostile environment.
Monday 20.6.2016 Colombia - Latest Developments -
The situation for human rights defenders in Colombia seems to be deteriorating. In the first week of March, five social leaders were assassinated. Minga movement protests have been repressed in recent months and journalists are facing higher risks while reporting, especially in conflict areas. Read more