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21 March 2017

Guatemala: Communities present report of attacks against human rights defenders opposing hydroelectric projects before Inter-American Commission

Author: Acompañamiento de Austria (ADA); Asamblea Departamental de Pueblos de Huehuetenango (ADH); Asociación de Abogados Mayas de Guatemala; Asociación Indígena Ch`Orti` Nuevo Día; Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA); Business and Human Rights Resource Center; Consejo del Pueblo Maya (CPO) Consejo Mam; Guatemala Human Rights Commission, USA (GHRC); Guatemala Solidarity Network; Microregión de Ixquisis, San Mateo Ixtatán; The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation (SweFOR); PAYXAIL YAJAW KONOB (Gobierno Ancestral Plurinacional) AKATEKA, CHUJ, POPTI’, Q’ANJOB’AL; International Platform Against Impunity; Protection International; Proyecto Acompañamiento Quebec Guatemala Montréal, Canadá; Resistencia Río Dolores y la Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos (UDEFEGUA)

A coalition of communities and organizations denounced human rights violations against traditional and indigenous communities in Guatemala, at a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Because of their opposition to large...

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21 March 2017
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Hace 2 años, las y los jornaleros de San Quintín se manifestaron ante las precarias condiciones laborales (falta de seguridad social, de un salario digno, acoso sexual y malos tratos). Dos años después, las y los jornaleros protestan por la falta de...

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20 March 2017

India: Amid resistance from communities, POSCO offers to surrender land acquired for $12-billion steel project

POSCO India Private Limited, an Indian subsidiary of Korean conglomerate POSCO signed a memorandum of understanding in June 2005 with the state government of Odisha to construct a $12 billion steel plant in the Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha....

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20 March 2017

Uzbek activist detained for forced labour monitoring

Author: Louise Eldridge, Anti-Slavery International

Anti-Slavery International is extremely concerned about the latest incarceration of prominent Uzbek human rights activist Elena Urlaeva. Elena has been working for over a decade to raise awareness of ongoing forced labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton sector...

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20 March 2017

Uzbek campaigner against forced labour sent to psychiatric ward

Author: Scott Corben & Anna Pujol-Mazzini, Thomson Reuters Foundation News

A campaigner against forced labour in Uzbekistan's cotton fields was arrested ahead of an international meeting where she was scheduled to give evidence on human rights violations, a human rights group said...In a video recording published online, the...

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20 March 2017

Uzbekistan: Elena Urlaeva, activist campaigning against forced labour, detained in psychiatric institution

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19 March 2017
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Un grupo de organizaciones y comunidades denunciaron, en una audiencia ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH), que aquellas personas que reivindican sus derechos y los de comunidades indígenas frente a proyectos hidroeléctricos en...

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14 March 2017

US judge dismisses lawsuit against Nestlé, Cargill & Archer Daniels Midland over alleged child slavery in Côte d'Ivoire

Author: Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg (USA)

"Nestle, Cargill Win Dismissal of Ex-Child Slaves' Lawsuit", 10 Mar 2017...

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