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8 December 2017

New study examines patterns in the restriction of civil society's scope for action against resource exploitation

Resource and energy demand has increased over the last few decades, with more extraction and land use happening in more countries than ever before and citizens fighting for their rights and working to preserve their livelihoods. The authors of this...

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8 December 2017
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27 November 2017

So. Africa: Attorneys for environmental lawyers and activists raise constitutional defense in SLAPP suit, and experts join as friends of the court

Author: Centre for Environmental Rights (South Africa)

"CER Attorneys Raise Constitutional Defence in SLAPP Suit, and Experts Join as Friends of The Court", 20 Nov 2017...

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27 November 2017

3 ways business is promoting human rights

Author: International Chamber of Commerce

As stakeholders from around the world prepare for the 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, here are three areas in which business is already making a difference... ...

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27 November 2017

Commentary: GBI & BHRRC share insights on effective remedy through multi-stakeholder engagement

Author: Jo Reyes, GBI & Christen Dobson, BHRRC, Business and Human Rights Journal

"Effective Remedy: The power and pitfalls of multi-stakeholder engagement", 25 Nov 2017...

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20 November 2017

So. Africa: Govt. sets aside another environmental authorization for a coal mine in response to communities and NGOs appeal against earlier decision

Author: Mining Review Africa (South Africa)

"Another environmental authorisation for a coal mine set aside", 17 Nov 2017...

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14 November 2017
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Author: Ricardo Senra, BBC Brasil em Washington (UK/Brazil)

"Brasileiros presos no Zimbábue em missão humanitária são soltos após julgamento-Após quase 24 horas detidos em uma prisão de Mutare, no Zimbábue, três brasileiros foram liberados depois de um julgamento no tribunal local de pequenas causas, que foi...

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13 November 2017

Africa: Aviation expert on clues to help air travellers, including airlines staff, to detect cases human trafficking

Author: Michael Otieno, aviation consultant, in The EastAfrican (Kenya)

"Tell-tale signs of human trafficking onboard"...

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8 November 2017

So. Africa: Two miners confirmed dead & four rescued at AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng Mine following a rockfall

Author: Nyiko Mahundla, African Mining Brief (South Africa)

"Two miners confirmed dead, four rescued at AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng Mine", 3 Oct 2017. Two miners have been confirmed dead following a rockfall at a mine near Carletonville on Thursday morning (2nd November 2017), News 24 reported. According to...

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6 November 2017

So. Africa: About 150 community based organizations and activists apply to join court case against mining charter saying mining-affected communities should be recognized as key stakeholders

Author: Kevin Crowley, Bloomberg (South Africa)

"Mine Communities Challenge South African Ownership Rules and Taxes", 24 Oct 2017...

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