The International Platform against Impunity is an alliance of civil society organizations from the Netherlands, Switzerland and Central America that supports and promotes advocacy processes for the full enjoyment of human rights in Central America, with special emphasis on Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. To achieve this purpose, the members of the Platform have established a main office in the region, located in Guatemala City and consultants in Honduras and Geneva. For reasons inherent to the budget and installed capacities, the actions of the Platform have focused on Guatemala and Honduras to date.
The Platform actively observes the situation of human rights in both countries, through the monitoring of the advocacy processes implemented, and with three priorities:
• Protection of human rights defenders, men and women
• Support and promotion of initiatives aimed at strengthening the independence of the judiciary
• Support national and international processes in defense and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples at risk against corporate interests
Our work in development finance:
Investigation of investment of development banks in extractive projects that violate human rights, advocacy support for denunciation at the national level (embassies and international NGOs) and international (support networks, rapporteurs of the IAHRS and United Nations system, etc.). The objective would be to implement a Central American observatory of IFIs, make a periodic report on the impacts of IFIS investments, particularly on women and indigenous peoples, strengthen reporting capacity, improve the transparency of IFIs, its grievance mechanisms and the protection of human rights defenders.
Geographic Focus: Caribbean & Latin America
Constituency/Partners: Children, Civil society organizations, Indigenous peoples, Land rights, LGBTQI…, Rural communities
Sector Focus: Corruption, Dams, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Mining, Natural resources
Financier Targets: FMO/DEG, IDB/IDB Invest, IFC, KFW, World Bank
Coalition Work Group: Advocacy with national government, Community Engagement, Gender, Human Rights Defenders Campaign