Statement on the Assassination of Dilma Ferreira Silva, leader of Brazil’s Movement of Dam-Affected Peoples (MAB)
In the face of the brutal crime committed on March 22nd against a coordinator of the Movement of Dam-Affected Peoples in Brazil, the undersigned human rights and environmental organizations call on Brazilian authorities and multilateral organizations to ensure that the country’s obligations regarding the protection of human rights and environmental defenders are enforced.
Wednesday 10 April 2019, 19:00-21:00 – Chapel for Europe, Rue Van Maerlant 22/24, 1040 Brussels – #ChristianVoicesEU2019
In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a special report highlighting the increased urgency of limiting global warming to below 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Switching to sustainable and efficient energy systems globally is crucial to achieving the 2015 Paris Agreement signed by the EU and other 194 countries.
EU-LAT Network and CIDSE; together represent more than 57 European and international organizations, echoing the requests of COPINH supported by representatives of the European Parliament, demands justice, remembrance and guarantees of non-repetition for Berta Cáceres and urges the EU to guarantee free, prior and informed consultation of the communities affected by economic projects in their territories. (See Spanish version below)
Side event organised by Franciscans International, FIDH, FIAN, EURAC, CIDSE, Fastenopfer, Bread for All and WILPF during the UN Human Rights Council 40th Session. Date: Geneva, 6 March 2019, 15:00-16:00 - Recording of the eventVenue: Palais des Nations - Room XXIV