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25 July 2017
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Author: Patricia Mariuzzo, Jornal da Ciência/SBPC/Ecodebate (Brazil)

"Direitos territoriais dos povos indígenas sob ameaça-Resistência depende de mobilização do movimento indígena e da sociedade. Antropólogos têm um papel fundamental nesse esforço", 24 de julho de 2017...

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Article
24 July 2017

Guatemala: Supreme Court confirms suspension of Tahoe Resource’s El Escobal mining licence; experts criticise attacks against local human rights defenders

Author: Nina Lakhani in Casillas, The Guardian (UK)

 “The Canadian company mining hills of silver – and the people dying to stop it”, 13 Jul 17  ...

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23 July 2017

Peru: UN Working Group statement raises concerns about social conflicts associated with large-scale business operations

Following a country visit to Peru, UN Working Group experts raised concerns about the high number of social conflicts related to large-scale business operations and noted that the majority of cases are related to protests by local communities against...

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Company response
17 July 2017

Formula 1 response to NGO rejoinder urging increased human rights due diligence

Author: Sacha Woodward Hill, General Counsel (Formula 1)

...We are looking into the new allegations made in your letter concerning the 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix and our enquiries are ongoing. We have been assured that arrests made during the period of the Grand Prix have been solely in response to the crimes...

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Story
17 July 2017

USA: Child sex trafficking lawsuits against Backpage.com proceed

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Article
13 July 2017

"Defenders of the Earth: Global killings of land and environmental defenders in 2016"

Author: Global Witness (United Kingdom)

In 2016, at least 200 land and environmental  defenders were murdered – the deadliest year on record. Not only is this trend growing, it’s spreading – killings were dispersed across 24 countries, compared  to 16 in 2015. With many killings unreported,...

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13 July 2017

"Environmental defenders being killed in record numbers globally, new research reveals"

Author: Jonathan Watts & John Vidal, The Guardian (United Kingdom)

Last year was the most perilous ever for people defending their community’s land, natural resources or wildlife, with new research showing that environmental defenders are being killed at the rate of almost four a week across the world. Two hundred...

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13 July 2017

Colombia: New Global Witness video on the situation of Wayúu indigenous peoples fighting Cerrejón’s La Guajira coal mine; includes company comments

Author: Global Witness

“Profit or peace: Activist killings at all-time high in Colombia” - 13 July, 2017...

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Article
12 July 2017

Attacked for activism: How do we protect activists in Latin America?

Author: Fund for Global Human Rights and Just Associates (JASS)

"Activists need new tools to protect themselves", 11 Jul 2017...

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12 July 2017

Brazil: Pau D'Arco is the second largest slaughter for land conflicts in 20 years; company comments

On May 24, 2017, the country's second largest slaughter related to land conflicts for 20 years occurred in the state of Pará, according to Darcy Frigo, President of the National Council of Human Rights and coordinator of Terra de Direitos, a leading...

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