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2 January 2018

Dem. Rep. of Congo: Conflicts over land rights in connection with DEG palm oil project intensify; incl. co response

Human rights organisations FIAN and urgewald are calling on German investment corporation DEG to clarify circumstances under which land use agreements for a palm oil project in the Democratic Republic of Congo were obtained. According to local NGOs,...

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29 December 2017
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Author: DEG

Die DEG nimmt Kritik sowie Hinweise zu von ihr mitfinanzierten Vorhaben immer ernst und geht diesen nach. Dazu pflegt sie auch den aktiven Dialog mit der Zivilgesellschaft. Dies gilt auch für das Vorhaben des Unternehmens Plantations et Huileries du...

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29 December 2017

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Author: DEG

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21 June 2017

German firms breach human rights abroad, govt. must to do more, finds study

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21 June 2017
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18 April 2017

Panama: Indigenous groups concerned by Barro Blanco Dam request a visit from Dutch & German Development Banks to protect their sacred site

Author: Tracy Barnett, Intercontinental Cry

 “Panama meeting on human rights, environmental issues sows hope and disappointment”, 8 Apr 17...

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30 May 2016

Panama: Indigenous people opposing Genisa´s Barro Blanco dam evicted; project supported by Dutch, German & Central American development banks

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24 May 2016

Barro Blanco: Flooding begins on UN approved hydro dam as indigenous defenders are forcefully removed

Author: Centre for International Environmental Law, CIEL

Today the floodgates were opened on the contentious UN backed Barro Blanco hydro dam in Panama, sparking forced removal by authorities of indigenous Ngäbe communities that are living in protest camps near the dam site. With construction finished,...

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6 July 2015
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Author: KfW-DEG

...Im April 2014 haben Indigene das Instrument des Beschwerdemechanismus von DEG und FMO genutzt und Beschwerde gegen das o.g. Projekt eingereicht. Dieser Mechanismus stellt sicher, dass Einzelpersonen und Organisationen, die der Meinung sind, dass sie...

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6 July 2015

KfW-DEG response

Author: KfW-DEG

In April 2014, indigenous people used DEG’s and FMO’s complaints mechanism to file a complaint against the project. This mechanism ensures that individuals and organisations who believe they are adversely affected by a project funded by DEG will be...

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