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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

Thank you,
Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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Article
9 June 2020

EnvJustice analyses 3000 environmental conflicts & attacks on defenders & shows how grassroots movements win

Author: EnvJustice

"Environmental conflicts and defenders", 02 Jun 2020...

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Article
4 May 2020

Cambodia: Despite threats of legal action, Prey Lang Community Network's members continue to patrol and protect forest & natural resources

Author: Matt Blomberg, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"As loggers exploit virus, Cambodian forest protectors defy state ban", 2 May 2020...

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Article
11 March 2020

Uganda: Local communities claim they are not benefiting from Green Resources' subsidiary's carbon credit initiative; incl. company's comments

Author: Annika McGinnis, InfoNile

“Trapped in the Buffer Zone: Uganda Forest Communities Cast Aside in the Fight Against Climate Change”...

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Blog post
10 February 2020

In-depth Interview with William Leslie Amanzuru - Friends of ZOKA (Oct 2019)

Author: 10/2/20 - Christen Dobson, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

William Leslie Amanzuru is an environmental human rights defender and the team leader at Friends of ZOKA in Uganda. Friends of ZOKA is a group of environmentalist activists named for its members' love for Zoka Central Forest Reserve, located in Adjumani District in the West Nile region of Uganda. They are fighting to protect the forest reserve from illegal logging, timber and charcoal dealing. We sat down with William who shared about his communities’ efforts to protect the forest, their recent successes, and the threats and attacks they face aimed at stopping their environmental work.

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Article
10 December 2019

Cambodia: Forest and environmental activists claim Think Biotech involved with illegal logging; while company denies any involvement

Author: Chakrya Sophak Khouth, The Phnom Penh Post

"Think Biotech director Lu refutes activists’ illegal logging reports", 9 December 2019...

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Blog post
29 October 2019

Interview: Cressida Kuala, Founder and CEO—Porgera Red Wara (River) Women's Association Incorporated (PRWWA INC), Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Cressida Kuala is a human rights activist from Porgera, Papua New Guinea—a remote community dominated by gold mining operations. Canadian mining giant, Barrick, and Chinese miner, Zijin Group, are majority joint owners of the mine which has a chequered human rights record in the region. Barrick employs a significant private security force, which has been implicated in a variety of human rights abuses, from beatings and gang rapes to killings, over the course of the three decades since mining operations commenced in 1990. A frontline human rights activist, originally from Porgera herself, Cressida has been instrumental in efforts to raise awareness about the abuses being perpetrated at Porgera and to educate Porgera locals about their rights—efforts for which she has paid a high personal cost in drawing to herself the same abuses she has sought to challenge in the community.

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Report
1 October 2019

Oakland Institute report claims local communities displaced to pave way for Green Resources' project

Author: Oakland Institute

"Evicted for Carbon Credits:Norway, Sweden, and Finland Displace Uganda Farmers for Carbon Tradining"...

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Article
23 August 2019

Indonesia: Indigenous groups allege abuses of rights by Vale's nickel mining activity

Author: Environmental Justice Atlas

"Karonsi'e Dongi people and Vale mine in Sorowako, Sulawesi, Indonesia", 20 March 2019...

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22 August 2019

Honduras: Increased deforestation affecting indigenous communities blamed on cattle ranching and logging

Author: Mongabay

“Rainforest destruction accelerates in Honduras UNESCO site”, 13th August 2019...

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11 April 2019

Colombia: Farming and mining threaten unique ecosystems and the population´s access to water

Author: The Guardian (UK)

“In the land of El Dorado, clean water has become ‘blue gold’”, 9th April 2019...

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