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9 December 2019

Mexico: Government proposes tighter legislation regarding community consultations for mining projects

Author: BN Americas

“Consultations key to Mexico mining code overhaul”, 9th December 2019...

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9 December 2019

In Focus: Human Rights Defenders in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Woman human rights defender Mirvari Gahramanli from the Azerbaijan Oil Workers’ Rights Protection Organization (OWRPO) speaks to the Resource Centre's Ana Zbona and Ella Skybenko.

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9 December 2019

Americas: Report recognises increase in climate refugees as well as risk for those defending their territory against large scale economic projects

Author: Common Dreams

“'Fleeing Not Migrating'”, 6th December 2019...

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9 December 2019

Mexico: Government proposes tighter legislation regarding community consultations for mining projects

Author: BN Americas

“Consultations key to Mexico mining code overhaul”, 9th December 2019...

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7 December 2019

Myanmar: Refugees displaced by conflict worry about losing land to Chinese-backed Belt and Road Initiative infrastructure projects

Author: Kan Thar, Elizabeth Jangmar, Ye Kaung Myint Maung, & Eugene Whong, Radio Free Asia

"Refugees in Myanmar's Shan State Fear Losing Untended Land to China Projects"...

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4 December 2019

So. Africa: Financial giant pledges to disclose fossil fuel-related assets and lending

Author: News 24 (South Africa)

‘FirstRand commits to disclosing fossil fuel exposure’ 28 November 2019...

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3 December 2019

Chinese NGOs meet with African NGOs on holding Chinese companies accountable

Author: NGOs in China

21 November 2019...

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2 December 2019

Open letter from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calls on States at COP25 to ensure climate actions respect human rights

Author: Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

I call on States to be mindful of their commitment to respect, promote and consider their respective human rights obligations when taking climate action  to 1) renew and revise their nationally determined contributions (NDCs), 2) develop the rules for...

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29 November 2019

Canada: British Columbia passes law requiring mining companies obtain consent from indigenous groups before applying for permits

Author: Moira Warburton, Reuters

"New law to give indigenous peoples more sway in Canada's British Columbia," 27 November 2019....

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29 November 2019

Renewable energy companies can protect local communities from harm if they source responsibly

Author: 29/11/19 - Annie Signorelli and Eniko Horvath, BHRRC

Companies should take action to ensure that human rights are respected as part of the transition to low-carbon economies, write Annie Signorelli and Eniko Horvath

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