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8 December 2017

New study examines patterns in the restriction of civil society's scope for action against resource exploitation

Resource and energy demand has increased over the last few decades, with more extraction and land use happening in more countries than ever before and citizens fighting for their rights and working to preserve their livelihoods. The authors of this...

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5 December 2017
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En una de las regiones más áridas del sur del departamento del Tolima, los concejos municipales de los municipios de Ortega y Armero permitirán la minería de oro a cielo abierto, tras votar contra un proyecto de consulta popular. Sin embargo, en las...

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5 December 2017

Brazil: Suape Port Complex is investigated for militia training, forced eviction & damage to homes

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4 December 2017
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Author: Brigadas Internacionales de Paz – Proyecto México (México)

“Defender la vida. Personas defensoras de la tierra, el territorio y el medioambiente en riesgo” - Noviembre de 2017...

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1 December 2017

NGO report highlights disproportionate impact of land intensive industries on women's rights

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29 November 2017

Ethiopia: Human rights group calls for scrapping of large-scale land deals for agribusiness to protect local communities; calls it a 'failed development paradigm'

Author: Rina Chandran & Tom Gardner, in Reuters

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27 November 2017

Zambia: New Human Rights Watch report critical of commercial farming activities; says villagers displaced from their land without compensation

A new Human Rights Watch report found that some commercial farmers in Serenje District, in Zambia’s fertile Central Province, have acquired thousands of hectares of land while ignoring laws meant to prevent forced evictions and ensure that rural...

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27 November 2017
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Author: Oficina del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos

“América Latina y el Caribe necesitan urgentemente un tratado fuerte, legalmente vinculante sobre los derechos ambientales, dicen expertos de la ONU”, 27 de Noviembre de 2017...

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