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24 March 2017

Human Rights Council renews mandate of Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders; affirms defenders must be protected by state & non-state actors

Author: Michael Ineichen, International Service for Human Rights

"HRC34 | Council unites to stand with human rights defenders", 23 Mar 2017...

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23 March 2017
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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)

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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
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Author: Observatorio Ciudadano (Chile)

“Frente a detención ilegal de manifestantes contra TPP”, 15 de Marza de 2017...

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20 March 2017

Indonesia: Wilmar allegedly tries to cover up labour abuses exposed in 2016 Amnesty report; company denies allegation

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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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Las comunidades identificadas por el Ministerio de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales de Guatemala como las comprendidas en el territorio de afectación del proyecto, es decir las que podrían ser afectadas en alguna medida por los proyectos, sí fueron...

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19 March 2017
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16 March 2017

Honduras: Global Witness & partners target of "smear campaign" following report on attacks against land & environmental defenders

Author: Ben Leather, Global Witness

"Honduran government must counter smear campaign against land and environmental defenders and protect those under threat", 16 Mar 2017...

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