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5 February 2020

Front Line Defenders' global analysis finds 40% of defenders killed in 2019 were working on land, environmental & indigenous rights

Front Line Defenders’s (FLD) 2019 Global Analysis highlights the main trends facing human rights defenders at a global level, drawing on FLD's data coming from their protection grants programme. The report found that there were 304 killings of HRDs,...

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27 January 2020

Opinion: Redirecting aid to businesses by the UK govt' may not help the poor in Africa

Author: Dan Carden, in New Internationalist (UK)

"For-profit investments are not ‘development’"...

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3 January 2020
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18 December 2019
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Der im November 2019 von Human Rights Watch veröffentlichte Bericht "A Dirty Investment" wirft vier europäischen Entwicklungsbanken vor, die Rechte der Menschen, die auf drei von ihnen finanzierten Feronia-Plantagen in der Demokratischen Republik Kongo...

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3 December 2019
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2 December 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo: HRW report alleges European development banks are failing to protect Feronia workers on palm oil plantations

A new report by Human Rights Watch entitled "A Dirty Investment" alleges workers on Feronia-owned palm oil plantations in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been exposed to hazardous pesticides, which causes health problems, and suffer abusive...

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2 December 2019

DRC: Four European development banks are financing a palm oil company that is violating workers’ rights and dumping untreated waste says report; banks responded

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6 November 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo: Community leader Mongulu Boyoha Alphonse & son arrested, allegedly following a complaint from Feronia

A long-standing land conflict with Plantations et Huileries du Congo (PHC), a subsidiary of Canadian company, Feronia Inc., resulted in arrests of community leaders in late October 2019.  PHC-Feronia operates three long-established palm oil plantations...

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6 November 2019

Feronia response

Author: Feronia

Feronia PHC operates in extremely challenging conditions but is making a huge difference to people’s lives in one of the world’s poorest places... We take our social and environmental responsibilities incredibly seriously... Feronia PHC has a policy of...

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6 November 2019

Harassment and arbitrary arrests of land defenders in the DRC

Author: RIAO-RDC, Farm Land Grab

Community leaders and traditional chiefs in areas affected by the plantations of Canadian company PHC-Feronia in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continue to suffer... human rights violations committed by the company and its accomplices in the...

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