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7 August 2018

Liberia: ArcelorMittal mine workers resume strike for better working conditions

Author: Ishmael F. Menkor, Daily Observer (Liberia)

"ArcelorMittal Mine Workers Resume Strike", 3 August 2018...

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25 July 2018
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Author: France Info

« Au moins 207 défenseurs de l'environnement ont été tués en 2017, selon l'ONG Global Witness », 24 juillet 2017...

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24 July 2018
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Con una actualización de datos que recopilan lo ocurrido en 2017, la organización internacional da cuenta del incremento de asesinatos y ataques contra defensoras y defensores del territorio por su oposición a proyectos empresariales, en especial los...

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24 July 2018

Liberia: Golden Veroleum quits certification body to protest handling of complaint for alleged failure to consult local community

Author: Reuters

"Liberia's biggest palm oil project quits eco-certification scheme"...

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24 July 2018

New Global Witness report finds agribusiness is most dangerous sector for defenders

Author: Global Witness (UK)

"At what cost?: Irresponsible business and the murder of land and environmental defenders  in 2017"...

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19 July 2018

Columnist on why community consultation is essential for development projects; cites failed Buchanan Renewables' project in Liberia

Author: Rachel Cernansky, New York Times

"It Takes Consultation to Help a Village"...

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18 July 2018

Verisk Maplecroft Human Rights Outlook 2018 highlights modern slavery risks arising from automation & attacks on defenders as key challenges

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28 June 2018
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Author: Concepcion Alvarez, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

« Ramon, Mina, Jean-Marie, Francky... Ils ont perdu leurs terres et leurs proches à cause de la déforestation », 28 juin 2018...

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25 May 2018

Liberia: New report calls on Swedish co's to address & remedy human rights impacts following their exit from bioenergy project; incl. co comments

Shortly after the exit of Swedish companies Vattenfall and Swedfund from a bioenergy venture in Liberia 2012, the project collapsed. According to Swedwatch and several other NGOs, the investors left without an exit strategy and without conducting...

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23 April 2018

Liberia: Sime Darby accused of torturing and manhandling residents in and around its concessions after incident is captured on video; incudes company statement

Sime Darby Oil Palm Plantation Liberia (SDPL), a subsidiary of Malaysia based palm oil company, Sime Darby Plantation (SDP) has been accused of torturing and manhandling residents in and around its concession areas after a video was released on social...

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