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19 September 2018

Myanmar: UN Fact-Finding Mission warns business against engaging with military

Report says actions of military, in particular in the context of “clearance operations” in northern Rakhine, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the military and its businesses is indefensible until and...

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18 September 2018

Mexico: Indigenous environmental rights defender murdered; authorities investigating whether killing linked to his opposition to dam project

Author: Somos el Medio (México)

“Indigenous environmental activist, Margarito Díaz González, murdered in Nayarit, Mexico”, 12 September 2018...

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17 September 2018
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El pasado 8 de septiembre hombres no identificados dispararon a Margarito Díaz mientras dormía fuera de su casa. Margarito Díaz era líder espiritual de la comunidad Wixárika y fue defensor del medio ambiente y los sitios ceremoniales de la comunidad,...

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17 September 2018

Honduras: Berta Cáceres murder trial begins in presence of int’l observers; co. DESA denies any link with murder

Author: Nina Lakhani, The Guardian (UK)

"Berta Cáceres murder trial to be monitored by international lawyers", 17 Sep 2018...

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13 September 2018

Commentary: ICC prosecution for crimes committed by Chiquita Banana employees in Columbia will most likely fail

Author: Caleb Wheeler, Rights as Usual

« Evaluating the Likelihood of an ICC Prosecution for Crimes Committed by Chiquita Banana Employees in Colombia », 9 September 2018...

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12 September 2018
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Author: ONU Brasil (Brazil)

"Indígenas estão sendo assassinados em nome do 'desenvolvimento', alerta relatora da ONU; vídeo", 9 de setembro de 2018Indígenas estão sendo assassinados em nome do "desenvolvimento", alertou em julho a relatora especial das Nações Unidas sobre os...

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11 September 2018
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Author: Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales, CELS

“Causa maldonado: intervenciones telefónicas e informe de la procuvin” – 11 de septiembre de 2018...

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11 September 2018
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Author: Nádia Pontes (Klamath, Califórnia), Deutsche Welle (Brazil/Germany/US)

“Indígenas das Américas se unem contra mudanças climáticasRecuperação de rio e manejo sustentável de florestas são prioridades para povo yurok, maior etnia da Califórnia. Em parceria com líderes da América Latina, eles buscam protagonismo no combate às...

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11 September 2018

Collusion & co-optation of legal systems by organised crime & corporate interests among main drivers of killings of defenders, says head of HRD Memorial project

Author: Jim Loughran, HRD Memorial project / Front Line Defenders (Ireland)

"I ran away but she sat there... Then they smiled and shot her', 11 Sep 2018...

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11 September 2018

Germany: Siemens urges employees to speak out against xenophobia & discrimination following protests; co. says principles are vital for business

Author: Ivana Kottasová, CNN Money

"Siemens warns of dangers of xenophobia after violent protests in Germany", 5 Sep 2018...

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