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16 April 2018

Ethiopia: How farmers are displaced to pave way for housing projects, compromising their right to food

Author: BBC

"Ethiopia's farmers forced off land for housing"...

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11 April 2018

Azerbaijan: Communities located near gas & oil fields suffer from air & water pollution, other human rights abuses, says NGO report; includes company comments

“Submission to the UPR Review of Azerbaijan (3rd cycle) concerning the rights of communities affected by hydrocarbon development in Azerbaijan” drafted by Crude Accountability claims that communities located near extraction sites for natural gas and...

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10 April 2018
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Author: Imagen del Golfo (México)

“Niños jornaleros de Veracruz, entre injusticia y desnutrición”, 4 de abril de 2018...

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9 April 2018

Malawi: Govt. & mining investors should respect local communities' right to access information, says Human Rights Watch

Author: Katharina Rall, Human Rights Watch

"Malawi: Govt Should Keep Promises to Rural Residents, Protect Them From Mining"...

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2 April 2018

Cambodian farmers file lawsuit in Thailand against sugar producer Mitr Phol over alleged land grabbing

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Article
26 March 2018

Australia: Electricity provider to face lawsuit over company's alleged responsibility for bushfires that destroyed houses and lands

Author: Kirsten Diprose and Nicole Chvastek, ABC News (Australia)

"Class action to be launched against Powercor over south-west Victorian bushfire", 22 Mar 2018...

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26 March 2018

Experts submit Joint Summary of Amicus Curiae Briefs to Philippines Human Rights Commission in support of climate change inquiry

Author: CIEL, ClientEarth, Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide, Maastricht Principles Drafting Group, Our Children's Trust, Plan B, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions & the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, Dr. James Hansen & Dr. Kevin E. Trenberth

"Joint Summary of the Amicus Curiae Briefs", 26 March 2018...

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26 March 2018

Tanzania & Mozambique: Poor rural women discriminated in compensation after displacement to pave way for agribusiness, says report

A report by The World Resources Institute's (WRI) shows that women are discriminated when communities are compensated or resettled to pave way for agribusiness in Africa. The report calls for more inclusive and participatory community decision-making...

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22 March 2018

Open letter calls on EU Commission to include human rights expertise in technical expert group on sustainable finance; BHRRC among signatories

Author: Members of the European Parliament, Civil society organisations, Independent experts, Trade unions

We, the undersigned Members of the European Parliament, civil society organisations, trade unions and independent experts, welcome the Commission’s ambitious Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth (Action Plan)......

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20 March 2018

Malawi: How NGOs are protecting the rights of local communities impacted by proposed Lilongwe Water Project

Author: Elias Jika & Preksha Kumar, in International Accountability Project

"The Banks May be Gone but Communities Still Pay the Price for Poor Development Planning"...

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