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13 January 2019

UN special rapporteur calls on businesses to respect women human rights defenders

Author: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

"Situation of women human rights defenders: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders", 10 Jan 2019 [T]he present report is based on numerous discussions that the Special Rapporteur has had with women human right...

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Article
12 July 2018

Shell in Nigeria: The Case for New Legal Strategies for Corporate Accountability

Author: Charity Ryerson, Corporate Accountability Lab (USA)

...Shell has subsidiaries across the world...[M]any of the communities in which they operate have been left impoverished and contaminated...In 1996 a Nigerian and a US NGO filed a complaint with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights,...

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2 May 2018

Video: Recommendations to African Commission & to companies regarding defenders working on corporate accountability

African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA) & Business & Human Rights Resource Centre interviewed Ms Francess Piagie Alghali, the former Executive Secretary of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone, who now works for the Sierra...

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Story
30 April 2018

Kenya: Extractive Baraza's launches compendium of legal cases related to extractives & impacts on land & cultural rights

The Extractive Baraza has compiled court cases involving the extractive sector. The cases cover several subject matters including the right to public participation and consent in exploration missions and indigenous peoples' right to life, natural...

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Article
18 December 2017

Kenya: Indigenous Endorois community's long pursuit for justice after eviction to pave way for a game reserve

Author: Martin Mavenjina, (Kenya Human Rights Commission), in African Arguments (UK)

"Could Global South solidarity finally ensure justice for Kenya’s Endorois?"...

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7 August 2017
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4 August 2017

Dem. Rep. of Congo: African Commission issues landmark decision on 2004 Kilwa massacre - rebukes Anvil Mining for role in abuses by army

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Article
6 July 2016

Speech delivered during the inaugural General Assembly of African Coalition for Corporate Accountability

Author: Solomon Ayele Dersso, Commissioner of African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and chair of its Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment & Human rights

The power of big business and the human rights protection vacuum...

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16 March 2016

African Commission will examine case filed by communities suffering impacts of dam-building in Sudan

Author: Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, DeJusticia

“Sudan Dams” case declared admissible by the African Commission: mass forced evictions, displacement, and forcible suppression of anti-dam demonstrations before the regional body...

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5 February 2016

Criminalisation of human rights defenders is increasingly being used to shrink civil society spaces, says report

Author: María Martín, Protection International

“Criminalisation of Human Rights Defenders, Categorisation of the Problem and Measures in Response”, 1 Dec 2015...

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