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12 December 2017

Extractives & National Action Plans on business & human rights

Author: ICAR, DPFL

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12 December 2017

Guatemala: NGO and local media allege that activists detentions are due to their opposition to CGN/Pronico's mining project

Two land defenders were detained in Guatemala: in October, the fisherman and activist Juan Caal Suram, and in November, the journalist and human rights defender Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales. Both are inhabitants of El Estor, Guatemala. A local media...

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12 December 2017
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Dos defensores de la tierra fueron detenidos en Guatemala: en octubre el pescador y activista Juan Caal Suram y en noviembre Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales, periodista y defensor de derechos humanos, ambos vecinos de El Estor, Guatemala. Un medio...

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12 December 2017

Honduras: Group of NGOs calls for an investigation into the murder of a 13-year old boy in Dinant’s property

The Association of Non-Governmental Organisms (ASONOG for its name in Spanish) asked for an investigation and clarification into the murder of teenager Leodan Andrés Mancías Argüello, who was found dead in the Paso Aguan farm property of Dinant on...

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12 December 2017
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La Asociación de Organismos No Gubernamentales (ASONOG) exigió se investigue y aclare el asesinato de Leodan Andrés Mancías Argüello de 13 años de edad quien fue hallado muerto en la finca de Paso Aguán propiedad de Dinant, el pasado 14 de noviembre....

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12 December 2017
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Pobladores de la localidad de Ixtacamaxtitlán en el estado de Puebla, denuncian que Almaden Minerals los ha amenazado y que incumple con los ordenamientos en sus actividades de exploración. ONG advierten que el proyecto minero puede traer daños al...

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12 December 2017

Mexico: Local community alleges Almaden Minerals is involved in land grabbing, threats; company responds

Ixtacamaxtitlan neighbors in the state of Puebla, denounce that Almaden Minerals has threaten them and that fails to comply the regulation in its exploration activities. NGOs warn that the mining project could cause environmental damages. The complete...

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11 December 2017

Int'l Human Rights Defenders Day

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11 December 2017

Myanmar: Cartier stops sourcing gemstones from country in response to campaign against "genocide gems"

Author: Philip Sherwell & Jon Ungoed-Thomas, The Times (UK)

"Taint of Burma's genocide gems", 10 Dec 2017...

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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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