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18 January 2019

UN instructs Canada to suspend construction of dam project until it obtains free, prior & informed consent of Indigenous peoples

Author: Sarah Cox, The Narwhal

"United Nations instructs Canada to suspend Site C dam construction over Indigenous rights violations," 9 Jan 2019...

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12 January 2019

First ever complaint in Quechua filed to Peruvian OECD Natl. Contact Point; complaint against Marriot Intl. for alleged damage to indigenous culture

Author: OECD Watch

“Quechua indigenous group vs. Marriott International” – 14 December 2019...

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11 January 2019

Canada : Dzawada'enuxw First Nation community sues govt. for lack of consultation over operations of fish farms in their waters & negative impact on environment

Author: Emilee Gilpin, Canada's National Observer

"The Dzawada’enuxw First Nation files lawsuit against Canada on fish farms dispute", 10 Jan 2019...

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18 December 2018

Kenya: Human rights defenders supporting communities impacted by infrastructure projects harassed

A report by Human Rights Watch and National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders -Kenya says the Kenya police and military are harassing and intimidating environmental rights activists in Lamu county, coast region. This harassment is linked to their...

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18 December 2018
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La Valley, une entreprise qui produit et commercialise de l'eau minérale dans le Haut Katanga, empêcherait les communautés locales d'accéder à une source d’eau potable, au cimetière, aux champs et à une forêt où ils se fournissent en plantes...

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13 December 2018
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11 December 2018
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No dia 8 de dezembro de 2018, o acampamento Dom José Maria Pires, do Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST), foi invadido por homens encapuzados que assassinaram brutalmente dois ativistas do Movimento: José Bernardo da Silva, conhecido co...

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11 December 2018
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Author: Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra - MST (Brazil)

"Dois Sem Terra são assassinados na Paraíba- Continuamos reafirmando a luta em defesa da terra como central para garantir dignidade aos trabalhadores e trabalhadoras do campo e da cidade', 9 de dezembro de 2018...

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10 December 2018
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Author: Coalición por los derechos humanos en el desarrollo

En el Día de los Derechos Humanos, celebramos las personas defensoras quienes defienden los derechos humanos en el desarrollo…...

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10 December 2018
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Author: Leonardo Sakamoto, UOL (Brazil)

"Declaração dos Direitos Humanos, 70 anos, é muito xingada, mas pouco lida", 10 de dezembro de 2018...

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