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USA: Human rights concerns regarding Dakota Access Pipeline

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17 December 2019

Report to UPR working group says US govt. failed to uphold its obligations under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at Standing Rock

Author: University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program & Water Protector Legal Collective

"Stakeholder Report to the UN Human Rights Council, Universal Periodic Review Working Group", October 2019...

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15 February 2019

USA: Court dismisses Energy Transfer lawsuit against environmental NGOs & activists over accusations of racketeering & defamation to block Dakota Access Pipeline

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5 November 2018

Commentary: Companies' attempts to silence human rights advocates & attack free speech - Energy Transfer Partners' lawsuit against Greenpeace

Author: Molly Dorozenski, Greenpeace

"7 Things You Need to Know About ETP’s Lawsuit Against Greenpeace", 7 Dec 2017...

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25 October 2018

Commentary: Fossil fuel cos. push for tougher anti-protest laws to silence environmental activists opposing oil pipeline projects

Author: Mark Hand, ThinkProgress

"With politicians on its side, pipeline company ratchets up intimidation campaign", 22 Oct 2018...

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25 July 2018

USA: Court dismisses Energy Transfer's lawsuit against BankTrack over campaign opposing construction of Dakota Access Pipeline

Author: BankTrack

"Judge dismisses DAPL case against BankTrack in full", 25 July 2018...

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20 February 2018

Indigenous women call on European financial institutions to divest from fossil fuel projects due to threats to indigenous rights & sovereignty

Author: Kim Maida, Cultural Survival

"Divest, invest, protect: Indigenous women lead divestment campaign," February 2018...

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21 November 2017

Energy Transfer lawsuit (re Dakota Access Pipeline, USA)

On 22 August 2017, Energy Transfer filed a lawsuit against NGOs and others, including Greenpeace, BankTrack, and Earth First!, in the US District Court of North Dakota over their campaigning around the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Energy...

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10 May 2017

USA: Environmental NGOs criticise banks' funding of Dakota Access Pipeline, concerned about pollution, indigenous rights

Through the controversy over the Dakota Access Pipeline, NGOs have questioned the role of banks in financing the pipeline's construction and the companies developing it.  In February 2016, after the US Government issued final permits for the pipeline...

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5 May 2017

Credit Suisse faces OECD Guidelines complaint in Switzerland over financing for Dakota Access Pipeline owners in USA, concerns over indigenous rights

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8 March 2017

USA: Judge declines to halt construction of Dakota Access Pipeline on basis of Native American tribe's religious practices

Author: Blake Nicholson, Associated Press

"Judge won't stop construction of Dakota Access pipeline", 7 Mar 2017...

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