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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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11 December 2019
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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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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

Ecuador: Andes Petroleum removed from indigenous territories by Ministry of Energy following indigenous resistance

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10 December 2019

On Int'l Human Rights Day, Filipino business leaders are called to speak up for human rights

Author: Bennett Freeman, Chair of the Global Witness Advisory Board, in Business World

"Business and human rights", 08 Dec 2019...

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9 December 2019
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Author: Federación Internacional de Derechos Humanos (FIDH)

“Brasil: Relator Especial de Naciones Unidas visita Piquiá ante abandono del Estado”, 9 de diciembre de 2019...

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9 December 2019

Brazil: UN Special Rapporteur calls on government and companies to redress environmental and human rights violations in community of Piquiá

Author: Federación Internacional de Derechos Humanos (FIDH)

“Brazil: UN expert Visit Prompts Renewed Hope for Amazon Community Suffering from Mining Abuses”, 9th December 2019...

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9 December 2019
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Author: Reporterre

« Deux « gardiens de la forêt » assassinés au Brésil » 9 décembre 2019...

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9 December 2019

EU Agency for Fundamental Rights paper looks at examples of business-related human rights abuse and factors facilitating access to remedy

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