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13 November 2018

Sierra Leone: Court orders Sierra Leone Agriculture to return land & pay damages to local community for breach of lease conditions

Author: Namati

"Court Orders Oil Palm Company to Return Land and Pay Arrears of Rent to Landowners in Sierra Leone"...

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12 November 2018

Commentary: Geospatial technology can improve human rights documentation

Author: Theresa Harris, OpenGlobalRights

Human rights practitioners have become increasingly savvy about the ways geospatial technologies can help document violations in conflict zones that are difficult to reach, show chronological changes in landscapes, and corroborate witness testimony......

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6 November 2018
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Author: ISA InterColombia

“Un relato de confianza arhuaca” – 1 noviembre de 2018...

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6 November 2018

Sierra Leone: Local community & agricultural investor agree on land access rights after concerns over investor's failure to adequately consult landowners

Author: Sylvia Villa, Awoko (Sierra Leone)

"Investors and landowners reach consensus on land governance"...

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23 October 2018

African Coalition for Corporate Accountability urges govt's & businesses operating in Africa to implement courts' rulings in favour of communities’ rights

Author: The African Coalition for Corporate Accountability

"ACCA Statement ‐ 2018 ACCA General Assembly"...

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10 October 2018
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Author: Nelson de Sá, Folha de São Paulo (Brazil)

“Publicitário ataca nordestinos por votação e é suspenso de agência”, 8 de outubro de 2018...

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25 September 2018

How local communities are defending community consent in mining, oil & gas projects in southern Africa

Mining companies and governments need to understand and respect the right to free, prior, and informed consent. The lives of activists are on the line. New research shows how more and more communities are finding ways to take action to protect their...

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24 September 2018
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Author: Isabel Harari, Instituto Socioambiental (ISA), (Brazil)

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20 September 2018
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Author: Sue Branford & Maurício Torres, Mongabay, (Brazil)

“Tempestade política do Brasil impulsiona o desmatamento da Amazônia”, 20 de setembro de 2018...

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20 September 2018

Canada: Court overturns approval of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion; says govt. failed to adequately consult indigenous peoples

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