Environmental Justice and Human Rights

We support indigenous leaders DSC00339bprotecting the Amazon and human rights. Together, we provide legal representation and focus national and international attention on their struggles for social and environmental justice.

Indigenous communities face powerful foes. National and multinational oil, gas and mining companies backed by permissive state policies exploit indigenous peoples resources and threaten their ancestral lands. During the last 40 years, industrial development companies have managed to operate with total impunity causing widespread contamination and damage to indigenous territories.

With our legal partners at the Program for the Defense of Indigenous Rights (PDDI), we help indigenous leaders negotiate with the state and challenge companies in order to bring justice, compensation and remediation.

Key Projects


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Alianza Arkana partners with indigenous leaders by providing long-term legal aid, strengthening their federations through workshops and trai... Read more
Alianza Arkana supports and is an an active part of a coalition of civil society groups, indigenous organizations, and Iquitos residents who... Read more
Alianza Arkana conducted a study of 58 indigenous communities affected by oil operations in the Ucayali region of the Peruvian Amazon. The s... Read more
Through the use of films, blogs, and other media, our reports from the field help amplify the voices of the Amazon, holding the governm... Read more