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9 October 2019

EU & its member states' diplomatic missions should be informing private sector investments to prevent attacks on defenders, new guidance says

Author: EU-Lat Advocacy Network

"Recommendations to the EU and its Member States for the protection of human rights defenders in Latin America", Oct 2019...

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Company response
9 October 2019

Itochu responded

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Company response
8 October 2019

Del Monte Philippines responded

Del Monte Philippines, Inc. (Del Monte) categorically denies a report issued by Global Witness implying inappropriate business behaviour. There is no grain of truth in the false allegations that Del Monte was involved in the incidents described in the...

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Company response
8 October 2019

Dole Philippines responded

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Company non-response
8 October 2019

JPMorgan Chase did not respond

JPMorgan declined to comment.

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Story
8 October 2019

Philippines: Alarming number of fatal attacks against environmental defenders related to agribusiness, mining & logging

The new Global Witness report denounces that in 2018, 30 land and environmental defenders were killed in the Philippines, making it the country with the highest number of such killings in the world. Their new investigation shows that mining,...

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Article
8 October 2019

Standard Chartered responded

Standard Chartered Bank has already made a stand in September 2018 to stop financing coal power plants, except where there is an existing commitment. We will only proceed in projects provided they meet the Bank’s lending criteria....

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1 October 2019

Defending the Philippines: Environmental activists at the mercy of business at all costs

Author: Global Witness

Violence against land and environmental defenders is a systemic problem, spanning many different regions of the country and many different industries, and the army uses force to silence activism. 52 defenders have been killed extra-judicially in the...

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11 September 2019
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Author: Ciro Barros, Agência Pública (Brazil)

“‘Eu sei que vou morrer. Só não quero que matem meu filho’, diz liderança no Pará”, 03 de setembro de 2019...

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10 September 2019
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Author: Drummond, Prodeco, CNR

“Comunicado a la opinión pública de las empresas exportadoras de carbón: Drummond ltd., Grupo Prodeco y CNR” -...

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