En el marco del proyecto “Campaña de incidencia política a nivel internacional para la protección de personas defensoras de derechos humanos de México, Guatemala y Honduras”, presentado por PBI Catalunya y financiado por la Diputación de Barcelona (DIBA), las personas periodistas Xavier Sulé y Marta Saiz están publicando, en medios de difusión internacional, una serie de artículos fruto de extensas conversaciones con defensoras y defensores de Derechos Humanos acompañados por PBI en México, Guatemala y Honduras.
Tlapa, Guerrero 22nd of Juanuary 2021.
Relatives of victims of disappearance, human rights defenders and human rights organizations met virtually and members of the diplomatic corps. The meeting held yesterday, January 21, 2021, had the objective: to inform international actors about the human rights situation in the state of Guerrero, and in particular about the deepening of the disappearance crisis that the entity is experiencing, through the direct testimonies of their relatives and the accompanying organizations.
On August 30, the International Day of the Victims of Forced Disappearances was commemorated.
On August 9, the International Day of Indigenous Peoples was commemorated under the theme "COVID-19 and the resilience of indigenous peoples", recognizing the effort of indigenous communities to seek their own solutions to the pandemic through knowledge and traditional practices1.
"We oppose development that reduces our forests, that destroys our lands" (...) With the pandemic we will have to live the rest of our lives. "
Jorge Sibas, leader of the Brörán people and Costa Rican defender.
According to the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (Iniciativa Mesoamericana de Mujeres Defensoras de Derechos Humanos)1
Civil society organizations, government institutions and international community spoke out against threats received by Consorcio Oaxaca and claimed immediate actions by Mexican Government to protect its staff.
Last Thursday, July 2, PBI organized a virtual seminar on the defense of the rights of migrants in the time of COVID-19 in collaboration with Madrid’s University Carlos III, and for which we had the presence of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights of Migrants from the United Nations, Professor Felipe González Morales.
In the state of the health emergency caused by Covid-19, human rights defenders, journalists and CSOs urge the Mexican Government and its institutions to generate measures in order to guarantee the right to defend human rights, in accordance with national and international recommendations.
On April 28th, the European Commission announced the conclusion of negotiations surrounding the EU-Mexico Global Agreement, following a phone call between commissioner Phil Hogan and the Mexican Economic Minister, Graciela Márquez Colín.1 This commercial agreement, whose negotiations had been on hold since part way through 2018, was finalized in a moment in which civil society’s attention centers on responding to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, with limited capacity for reaction and oppositio