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13 November 2018

Complaint filed against Irish oil co over alleged failure to ensure it had consent of Western Saharan people; incl. co non-response

On 24 October 2018, the Global Legal Action Network submitted a formal complaint with the Irish National Contact Point against Irish oil company San Leon Energy. The complaint alleges the company failed to ensure it had the consent of the Western...

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13 November 2018

DRC communities file complaint with German development bank to resolve colonial land dispute with palm oil company

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13 November 2018

San Leon Energy did not respond

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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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13 November 2018

Swaziland: Royal Swaziland Sugar accused of illegally evicting local farmers, includes company's comments

Author: Farmer's Weekly (So. Africa)

"Swazi sugar corporation accused of illegal evictions"...

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12 November 2018

Cambodia: Groups call on UN Special Rapporteur Smith to investigate gov't involvement in land grabbing cases

Author: Joshua Lipes, Radio Free Asia

"Coalition Calls on UN Expert to Investigate Claims of State-Backed Land Grabs in Cambodia," 12 November 2018...

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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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12 November 2018
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Seit 2015 finanziert ein Konsortium europäischer Entwicklungsbanken, darunter die deutsche Entwicklungsbank DEG das Palmölunternehmen Plantations et Huileries du Congo (PHC), welches in der Demokratischen Republik Kongo 107.000 Hektar Land beansprucht....

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12 November 2018
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9 November 2018
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La Agencia Nacional de Licencias Ambientales no concedió los permisos para hacer pruebas piloto de fracking en el departamento del Cesar, solicitados por las dos empresas; el gobierno nacional estableció una comisión técnica que deberá entregar un...

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