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3 October 2016

Honduras: Report of the Independent Fact Mission on the human rights impacts of the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project presents possible scenarios for FMO exit

An Independent Fact Finding Mission presented a report on the social and human rights impacts of the hydroelectric project of Agua Zarca. The report also describes two possible scenarios: 1) exit by FMO with continuation of the Project , and 2) exit...

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5 July 2016

UNHCR and partners warn in Syria report of growing poverty, refugee needs

Author: UNHCR

A report released today on the Syria refugee response finds that, while significant progress has been made in providing assistance, the number of Syrian refugees living in poverty continues to rise in host countries in the region and providing access...

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19 June 2016

China: 5 years after landmark demonstrations, Wukan villagers protest again over "worse" land disputes, despite arrest of directly elected chief

"Thousands of people in Wukan in southern Guangdong province defied a police warning and staged a protest march…demanding that authorities ­release their village chief and ­return occupied land…More than 2,000 residents...amid a heavy presence of riot...

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13 June 2016

Civil and Political Rights in Tax Policy

Author: RightingFinance

“The rights to participation, accountability, transparency and access to information are critical human rights principles that also apply to fiscal policies and must be implemented throughout the policy cycle...”…“Decision-making processes regarding...

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13 June 2016
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Author: Maître Tshiswaka Masoka Hubert et l'Institut de Recherche en Droits Humains (IRDH), (Rép. dém. du Congo)

"Opposabilité des Directives volontaires en réparation des violations des droits des communautés en RDC", 1er juin 2016...

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30 May 2016

Dem. Rep. of Congo: The charcoal cartel run by the FDLR rebels is destroying Virunga national park says Senior Policy Analyst at the Enough Project

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23 May 2016

Malawi: Access to information by local communities vital for development projects, says activist

Author: John Mwebe, Medium blog

"In Malawi, Prioritize Community Access to Information for Real Development"...

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16 May 2016

Tanzania: Locals wary they may not benefit from oil pipeline project due to lack of information

Author: Nestory Ngwega, Daily News (Tanzania)

"Tanga residents eye Uganda Oil project benefits"...

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8 March 2016

Peru: Oil spills & extractive co's in the Amazon are causing health problems for indigenous women & households

Author: Nelly Luna Amancio, OjoPublico

"La maldición del petróleo acosa a las mujeres indígenas del Amazonas," 8 March 2016...

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21 July 2014

Villagers allege use of threats and coercion for land acquisition by Jindal Power Limited, company denies claims

Villagers allege use of threats and coercion at Jindal Power Limited’s open cast coal mine site in Raigarh, India. Villagers also mention adverse health impacts due to discharge of poisonous effluents by the plant. Business & Human Rights Resource...

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