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21 May 2018

USA: Tribes oppose bill proposal conveying lands to oil co. alleging negative impact on their economic development & cultural rights

Author: Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette Journal (USA)

"Tribes slam Amodei plan to give polluted Nevada land to oil company", 15 May 2018...

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16 May 2018
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Author: Verena Glass, Fundação Rosa Luxemburgo (Brazil)

"Belo Sun deixa de ser bom negócio até para o grande capital-Agnico Eagle Miners, maior investidor do empreendimento canadense de exploração de ouro no rio Xingu, abandona o projeto e vende todas as ações. Fundação Rosa Luxemburgo publicou estudo sobre...

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15 May 2018
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Author: Servindi (Perú)

“Costa Rica: Gobierno y PP. II. suscriben mecanismos para realizar consulta”, 1 de mayo de 2018...

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15 May 2018

Kenya: Court declares construction of Lamu port violates indigenous community's right to information, healthy environment & culture, orders compensation

The High Court of Kenya  has declared that the construction of the Lamu port failed basic constitutional and legal requirements, including violations of legal procedure on public participation, the right to information, the right to a clean and healthy...

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13 May 2018

Thailand: Locals accuse authorities for abandoning human rights by favouring Chinese mining co.; demand to halt mineral exploration

Author: Pratch Rujivanarom, The Nation

"Locals accuse authorities of negligence, pro-mining firm bias as deadline imposed for ending potash protest", 14 May 2018...

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3 May 2018

New guide offers recommendations for effective local stakeholder consultation to avoid adverse impacts of climate projects

Author: Carbon Market Watch

"Practitioner's guide for local stakeholder consultation - how to ensure adequate public participation in climate mitigation actions," 26 April 2018...

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2 May 2018

Kenya: Court orders compensation for indigenous community who will lose fishing rights to pave way for port construction

Author: Charles Lwanga, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Court orders State to pay Lamu fishermen Sh1.7bn in Lapsset compensation"...

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30 April 2018

Kenya: Extractive Baraza's launches compendium of legal cases related to extractives & impacts on land & cultural rights

The Extractive Baraza has compiled court cases involving the extractive sector. The cases cover several subject matters including the right to public participation and consent in exploration missions and indigenous peoples' right to life, natural...

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24 April 2018

Commentary: Respecting the rights of indigenous peoples as renewable energy grows

Author: Radhika Shah & Phil Bloomer, Stanford Social Innovation Review

Indigenous peoples... are among the first and worst affected by climate change... and often advocate for a just transition to low-carbon economies... Yet, paradoxically, there is a growing resistance to large renewable energy projects among many...

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24 April 2018

Investors call on companies to take systematic action to protect human rights defenders following increasing harassment & attacks

Author: Investor Alliance for Human Rights

In light of the increasing threats against human rights defenders globally, and the urgent situation facing defenders in the Philippines currently, the undersigned investors are calling on companies to take broad, systemic action to protect defenders,...

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