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15 November 2019

315 civil society groups renew call for Equator Principles Financial Institutions to stop funding climate disaster & abuses of Indigenous rights

Author: Johan Frijns, BankTrack, on behalf of 315 civil society groups

“Letter to: Mr Beck, Chair of Steering Committee Equator Principles Association; All Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs)”, 13 November 2019...

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14 November 2019

Indonesia: NGOs link Wilmar Intl. with human rights abuses in West Sumatra, RSPO allegedly fails to take action

An interim report alleges that communities in West Sumatra were negatively affected by Wilmar's oil palm operations and its suppliers. Communities report loss of access and control over their customary lands which were taken over by Wilmar...

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14 November 2019

Indonesia: NGOs urge Wilmar Intl. and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil to conduct assessment on human rights violations in West Sumatra

Author: Nagari Institute, Masyarakat Kehutanan Lestari and Forest Peoples Programme

"PRESS RELEASE: Report Shows Widespread Human Rights violations in Wilmar's Palm oil operations in West Sumatra", 4 Nov 2019...

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14 November 2019

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's response

Author: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

In the 2017 Complaints and Appeals Procedure we encourage organisations to settle disputes with any aggrieved parties using their own internal grievance mechanisms. In this situation, it is our understanding that this is the case and that Wilmar are...

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13 November 2019
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Protestas iniciadas desde el 7 de noviembre por comunidades afectadas por la contaminación con lixiviados de la minera Anabi llevaron a la presencia de la autoridad ambiental OEFA, que ordenó el cierre temporal de la mina.

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11 November 2019
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Author: Eliane Brum, El País (Brazil)

“Erro de projeto coloca estrutura de Belo Monte em risco”, 08 de novembro de 2019...

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11 November 2019
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Author: Chiapas Paralelo (México)

“Alertan de militarización para controlar resistencia minera de Chicomuselo”, 10 de noviembre de 2019...

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8 November 2019
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Author: ORPIO en Derechos, Ambiente y Recursos, DAR (Perú)

“La participación indígena en la elaboración del Plan Nacional de Acción sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos” – noviembre de 2019...

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8 November 2019

Ecuador: Andes Petroleum removed from indigenous territories by Ministry of Energy following indigenous resistance

Author: Amazon Watch

“Historic Victory in the Fight for Indigenous Rights and to End Amazon Crude”, 7th November 2019...

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8 November 2019

Peru: Loggers charged for the killing of indigenous environmental defenders

Author: The Guardian (UK)

“'Unprecedented' murder charges for loggers in deaths of indigenous activists”, 31st October 2019...

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