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16 October 2019

Dutch development bank FMO allegedly finances projects where land grabbing & other abuses occur; bank denies allegations

Author: Erik van Zwam, Trouw

[Note: This is an unofficial summary translation of the original Dutch article.]...

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9 October 2019
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Author: El Diario (España)

“La crisis política en Ecuador se agrava entre intensas protestas, movilización de grupos indígenas y el traslado del Gobierno” – 9 de octubre de 2019...

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8 October 2019

USA govt. widens trade blacklist to include eight Chinese artificial intelligence companies due to concerns on treatment of Muslim minorities

Author: David Shepardson & Josh Horwitz, Reuters

“U.S. expands blacklist to include China's top AI startups ahead of trade talks”, 8 Oct 2019...

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8 October 2019

Philippines: Alarming number of fatal attacks against environmental defenders related to agribusiness, mining & logging

The new Global Witness report denounces that in 2018, 30 land and environmental defenders were killed in the Philippines, making it the country with the highest number of such killings in the world. Their new investigation shows that mining,...

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2 October 2019
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La defensa del ambiente es una actividad que se ha venido criminalizando a tal punto que los defensores y defensoras están siendo judicializados por sus acciones. La defensa del agua y el territorio, entre otros, se ha convertido en una labor peligrosa...

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2 October 2019

Report details threats, attacks and the misuse of the criminal justice system against environmental defenders

Author: Submitted in connection with the hearing “Misuse of Criminal Justice Systems to Retaliate Against Environmental Human Rights Defenders” at the 173d Period of Sessions of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

“Report on the Misuse of Criminal Justice Systems to Retaliate Against Environmental Defenders”, 21st September 2019...

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1 October 2019
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1 October 2019

Defending the Philippines: Environmental activists at the mercy of business at all costs

Author: Global Witness

Violence against land and environmental defenders is a systemic problem, spanning many different regions of the country and many different industries, and the army uses force to silence activism. 52 defenders have been killed extra-judicially in the...

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1 October 2019

Victims & NGOs file complaint against BNP Paribas in France over alleged complicity in human rights abuse in Sudan

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30 September 2019
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El pasado 27 de noviembre de 2018 ocho líderes sociales que protestaban contra las operaciones de la petrolera Frontera Energy fueron detenidos según la fiscalía por pertenecer a un grupo de delincuencia organizada. Estos ocho líderes han sido llamado...

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