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15 February 2018

Kenya: How activist leading a lawsuit against a lead-smelting factory allegedly causing lead poisoning has endured threats & intimidation

Phyllis Omido is leading a landmark class action demanding a clean-up and compensation from a lead-smelting factory accused of poisoning local residents - including her own son. She has in the past been threatened by thugs, arrested by police and...

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12 February 2018

Power Africa's guide on community engagement for power projects in Kenya

Power Africa has launched a guide for developers of electricity generation and transmission infrastructure. It outlines best practices for the kind of inclusive and effective engagement needed to create positive outcomes for both companies and...

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5 February 2018

Kenya: Local companies increasing their contribution to charitable initiatives, especially in education sector

Author: Macharia Kamau, Standard Digital (Kenya)

“Benefactors: More institutions set up programmes to support needy students”...

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31 January 2018

New paper provides first systematic analysis of UN Special Rapporteur's communications on human rights defenders

Author: Janika Spannagel, Global Public Policy Institute (Germany)

"Chasing Shadows: UN Communications on Human Rights Defenders", 24 January 2018...

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29 January 2018
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Die neue Studie von FIAN zeigt, dass eine agrarökologische Transformation Auswege aus der Klima-, Ernährungs-, Hunger-, Biodiversitäts- und Gesundheitskrise bietet, ohne Ungleichheit und Armut zu verschärfen. Agrarökologie befördert die Verwirklichung...

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26 January 2018

Kenya: Communities along major infrastructural corridor not informed about project impact on their livelihoods, study reveals

A recent study by Hakijamii reveals that the communities living along a major infrastructure corridor have not been sensitized about the projects, including how their right to food and land rights will be impacted.  

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23 January 2018

Kenya: Activists blame EU after indigenous herder is killed during forced eviction for climate change project

The European Union has been accused of a fatally slow response to human rights warnings after the killing of an indigenous man at one of the projects it funds. The herder was reportedly shot by the Kenya Forest Service during a forced eviction for the...

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23 January 2018

Kenya: Local authority threatens to sue Times Unit Industries over health & safety concerns

Author: Carolyne Kubwa, The Star (Kenya)

"Kiambu county to sue Chinese company over health complications"...

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16 January 2018

Kenya: UN experts call for respect of indigenous peoples' rights in implementing EU-funded climate change mitigation project

Author: John H. Knox, Michel Forst & Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (UN Special Rapporteurs)

“Indigenous rights must be respected during Kenya climate change project, say UN experts"...

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15 January 2018

New report highlights the effects of closing space on women human rights defenders

Author: Berkley Law, University of California (USA)

"Rights Eroded: A Briefing on the Effects of Closing Space on Women Human Rights Defenders",  December 2017...

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