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19 April 2017

Corporate Legal Accountability Annual Briefing - Corporate impunity is common & remedy for victims is rare

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This year’s Annual Briefing highlights the rising impunity of companies’ involvement in human rights abuse...Unscrupulous companies are increasingly targeting activists, using the justice system to hold them accountable, with repression and lawsuits. ...

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3 April 2017
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El avance de la minería “ilegal” y las concesiones mineras a gran escala que ha garantizado el gobierno venezolano en territorios indígenas y de reserva forestal, plantean interrogantes sobre los estudios de viabilidad ambiental y el respeto por los...

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23 March 2017
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23 March 2017
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Author: Survival Intl.

“Paraguay - Por fin comienzan las conversaciones sobre el destino de una tribu aislada El área es el hogar de los últimos indígenas aislados que viven fuera de la Amazonia en Latinoamérica• Registra la mayor tasa de deforestación del mundo”, 22 marzo ...

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22 March 2017

Paraguay: Govt. will meet monthly with Ayoreo leaders for a year to discuss the return of their land illegally occupied by companies

Author: Survival Intl.

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21 March 2017

Guatemala: Communities present report of attacks against human rights defenders opposing hydroelectric projects before Inter-American Commission

Author: Acompañamiento de Austria (ADA); Asamblea Departamental de Pueblos de Huehuetenango (ADH); Asociación de Abogados Mayas de Guatemala; Asociación Indígena Ch`Orti` Nuevo Día; Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA); Business and Human Rights Resource Center; Consejo del Pueblo Maya (CPO) Consejo Mam; Guatemala Human Rights Commission, USA (GHRC); Guatemala Solidarity Network; Microregión de Ixquisis, San Mateo Ixtatán; The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation (SweFOR); PAYXAIL YAJAW KONOB (Gobierno Ancestral Plurinacional) AKATEKA, CHUJ, POPTI’, Q’ANJOB’AL; International Platform Against Impunity; Protection International; Proyecto Acompañamiento Quebec Guatemala Montréal, Canadá; Resistencia Río Dolores y la Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos (UDEFEGUA)

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19 March 2017
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15 March 2017

Commentary: Companies are protected by human rights law, but enjoy impunity for human rights abuses, say academics

Author: David Whyte, Stefanie Khoury, The Conversation (UK)

"How human rights law has been used to guarantee corporations a ‘right to profit’", 15 March 2017...

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7 March 2017

Proposed businesses & human rights treaty could be used to establish binding obligations on states to reform intl. investment agreements, says academic

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21 February 2017
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Author: João Flores da Cunha, Instituto Unisinos-Adital (Brazil)

“14 ativistas de direitos humanos foram mortos em 2017 na América Latina, alerta CIDH”, 10 de fevereiro de 2017...

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