This division of our organization is oriented towards the protection of the fundamental rights communities have for their permanence in their territories, in a sane environment, with respect for their autonomy, their culture, and their habits. PAS promotes the defense of the communities’ human and collective rights, amidst grand scale natural resource exploitation done by national and international companies. We seek to influence the economic development model that is being implemented in Colombia which is bringing serious socio-environmental consequences that generates conflict and prevents the right to live in peace.
To achieve our goals, we accompany and asses communities that are living this problematic. Through political incidence, legal actions, organizational strengthening, and coordinated work with other organizations, our work has managed to change the reality many of these communities live in. We also specialize in investigating the operations and impacts companies such as Glencore have in Colombia and Latin America.