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16 December 2019
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Author: Aristegui Noticias

…Adelfo Regino Montes, director general del Instituto Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas (INPI), indicó que 75% de las mil 400 comunidades indígenas que están ubicadas en el trayecto del Tren Maya participaron en la consulta realizada este fin de semana...

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13 December 2019

COP25 delegates should recognize that to protect environment, they need to protect its defenders, says Human Rights Watch

Author: Letta Tayler, Cara Schulte & Katharina Rall, Human Rights Watch

"Targeted: Counterterrorism Measures Take Aim at Environmental Activists", 28 Nov 2019...

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13 December 2019

New company survey & report urges European companies & states to step up efforts to identify & address risks to defenders

Human rights and environmental defenders play a key role in holding companies and states accountable for business-related human rights violations and environmental degradation. However, defenders are increasingly defamed, harassed and killed for...

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12 December 2019

Ghana: Fishing observer goes missing on trawler owned by Dalian Meng Xin Ocean Fisheries

The Guardian reported that Emmanuel Essien went missing in July 2019 aboard the Meng Xin 15, a trawler owned by Dalian Meng Xin Ocean Fisheries. Emmanuel Essien worked as a fishing observer in Ghana. His work was part of a government effort to regulate...

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11 December 2019
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Mais um ataque violento ocorreu contra o povo Guajajara deixando dois mortos. Os caciques assassinados defendiam a Terra Indígena Cana Brava, no município de Jenipapo dos Vieiras, no Maranhã, contra exploração de madeira ilegal. O ataque ocorreu no sá...

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11 December 2019

UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights, UN Special Rapporteur on defenders & civil society jointly stress need to prevent attacks on defenders

Author: UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders & group of civil society organizations

"Time to act: Protect defenders who speak up against business impact on people and planet", 10 Dec 2019...

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11 December 2019

USA: Protect the Protest launches series of stories about people targeted by SLAPPs for speaking out against injustice

Protect the Protest is a task force comprised of lawyers, journalists, communications professionals, and activists working collectively to protect the free speech of public interest advocates in the United States and stop the use of strategic lawsuits...

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10 December 2019
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Author: Thais Lazzeri, Repórter Brasil (Brazil)

“Bunge e Cargill compram soja ‘contaminada por violência e desmatamento’ do Agronegócio Estrondo, diz Greenpeace”, 03 de dezembro de 2019 ...

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10 December 2019

Brazil: Two more indigenous leaders killed amidst increasing violence, following Bolsonaro's encouragement of commercial exploitation of their lands

Author: Agencies, The Guardian

"Amazon indigenous leaders killed in Brazil drive-by shooting", 08 Dec 2019...

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10 December 2019

CIVICUS Monitor shows twice as many people live in repressed countries compared to last year & calls on companies to uphold freedoms

Author: CIVICUS

"People power under attack", 4 Dec 2019...

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