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19 July 2017
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Author: Comissão Pastoral da Terra (Brazil)

"Organização internacional divulga relatório em que aponta que o Brasil é o país mais perigoso para lutar por direitos e pelo meio ambiente", 13 de julho de 2017...

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Article
14 July 2017

Colombia: Analyst explains conflicts involving indigenous leaders, agribusiness and extractive industries in Cauca

Author: Robin Llewellyn for InterContinental Cry

“Clouds of uncertainty: A web of impunity, corruption and extractivism confronts indigenous leaders in Colombia’s southwest”...

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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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Article
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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Company response
13 July 2017

Acacia's response

Author: Acacia

"Response to RAID press release"  

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Article
13 July 2017

Rights and Accountability in Development calls for compensation for victims of human rights abuses at Acacia's North Mara gold mine

Author: Rights and Accountability in Development

"Acacia Mining’s Troubles in Tanzania Run Deeper Than Tax"...

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Story
12 July 2017

Tanzania: NGO calls for compensation to victims of alleged human rights abuses at Acacia's North Mara mine; company responds

Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) has urged the Tanzanian government and investors to ensure Acacia Mining addresses alleged human rights violations at the North Mara gold mine, including providing compensation to victims, as part of the...

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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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Story
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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11 July 2017
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