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29 August 2018

New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement

Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed

"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...

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12 December 2017

Guatemala: NGO calls on Cargill to cut ties with palm oil firm REPSA over alleged threats, killings, environmental harms

Friends of the Earth calls on Cargill to change its business ties with palm oil firm REPSA in Guatemala, and stop buying palm oil from Guatemala altogether. REPSA has been accused for alleged human rights abuses and environmental damages....

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7 September 2017

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: Lawsuits by companies seek to silence accountability advocates

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18 April 2017
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Author: Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos Guatemala

Por este medio la Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos –Guatemala –UDEFEGUA-, denunciamos las intimidaciones en contra del defensor de derechos humanos Pedro Rafael Maldonado Flores, Director del Área Legal de la...

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18 April 2017
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Author: Sebastián Escalón, Plaza Pública (Guatemala)

“Informe oficial de EE.UU. acusa a REPSA de contaminar el río La Pasión”, 17 de Abril de 2017...

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12 December 2016
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Author: Rolanda García, Centro de Medios Independientes (Guatemala)

 “Sufren enfermedades debido a Repsa”, 8 de Diciembre de 2015...

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21 September 2016
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Author: Virginia Contreras, La Presa (Guatemala)

“Organizaciones y Repsa se enfrentan por caso de contaminación en río La Pasión”, 19 de Septiembre de 2016...

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20 June 2016
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En 2015 más de tres personas a la semana murieron asesinadas por defender su tierra, sus bosques y sus ríos frente a industrias destructivas.  En el informe En terreno peligroso, se documentan 185 muertes que se sabe que acaecieron el año pasado por...

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10 June 2016

Guatemala: Cargill & Repsa acknowledge need to prevent abuses related to toxic spill of palm oil; other companies yet to respond

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8 June 2016

Global palm oil traders acknowledge the need to prevent human rights abuses in Guatemala

Author: Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA; Friends of the Earth-United States; Rainforest Action Network; Oxfam America & ActionAid USA

…One year after a massive spill of toxic palm oil effluent into Guatemala’s Pasión River that was labeled an ‘ecocide’ by a Guatemalan court, and nine months after the killing of a Guatemalan activist who denounced the spill, social movement groups in...

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