2017 saw the highest-ever number of murders of human rights defenders. Following the death of Berta Caceres in March 2016, there has been heightened awareness of the plight of human rights defenders.
International experts have visited Suriname as part of a mission to restore ecosystems around a now closed bauxite mining site on indigenous territory.
In Guyana, communities are suffering because they do not have title to the full extent of their traditional lands, or have no title at all. This report seeks to present a detailed picture of the current status of land rights for communities in the Potaro-Siparuni region (Region 8) in west-central Guyana.