HRD & Member
Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Indígenas Populares – COPINH
Case HistoryStatus: Attempted killing
Sotero Chavarría is a human rights defender and member of the coordination of COPINH. The organization’s members have been campaigning for their right to free, prior and informed consent in relation to mega-projects that threaten the environmental and social rights of the Lenca people, forcing them out of their ancestral lands. COPINH members have constantly been targeted in reprisal for their work, and as a result several of its members have been killed.