15-03-2017 Swedish energy company Vattenfall is carrying out a three-week investigation into human rights violations associated with coal mining in Colombia. This week they are visiting the Cesar coal region, where thousands of people have been murdered and tens of thousands driven from their land.Natural Resources, Conflict & Human Rights, Colombia
09-03-2017 Voters in the Netherlands will elect a new parliament, and therefore a new government, on 15 March. We here at PAX are not endorsing any particular political party, but we do stand behind a number of principles, particularly when it comes to Dutch foreign policy.The Netherlands
08-03-2017 Today, on International Women's Day, PAX celebrates the inspirational work women have done over the past year. It is a moment to reflect upon the progress made in advancing gender equality, and to recognize the challenges facing women.Gender, Peace & Security, Middle East, Africa, The Netherlands
01-03-2017 A majority of Dutch political parties are concerned about the use of armed drones for extrajudicial executions. This is one of the main outcomes of a political survey undertaken by PAX in advance of the national elections on 15 March.
21-02-2017 Bashar al-Assad’s government in Syria is carrying out a national strategy to change the demographics of the country. This strategy includes besieging, starving, killing and transferring people in a number of cities and neighbourhoods associated with resistance to his government.Protection of Civilians, Middle East
15-02-2017 On Saturday 4 February, 55-year-old Edilberto Cantillo Mesa was murdered in his home town of El Copey, located in the Colombian blood coal region of Cesar. Mesa was a community leader and a member of a local organisation that fights for land restitution on behalf of farmers who have been violently driven from their property. PAX is shocked by his death. Mesa is the fourth victim in Cesar in recent months.Natural Resources, Conflict & Human Rights, Dealing with the Past, Colombia
31-01-2017 President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, announced on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, of all days, is discriminatory and dangerous. The ban discriminates since it bans refugees and people from countries where the majority of the population is Muslim, while making an exception for religious minorities.