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8 Sep 2018

Report shows human rights defenders in extractive sectors are particularly vulnerable & makes recommendations to states & cos.

Report from Forum Syd shows that threats and violence against human rights defenders, focusing on extractive industries, have escalated in many parts of the world. The report examines the links between extractive industries and shrinking civic space. It discusses measures used to silence human rights defenders and the responsibility and role of states as well as companies. Cases from different countries around the world illustrate the hostile environment, risks and challenges faced by human rights and environmental defenders. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre's coverage of cases mentioned in the report, which include company responses, when relevant, are available below.