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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

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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11 July 2017
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6 July 2017

Tanzania: Briefing says locals lack information on how Lindi-Dar es Salaam gas pipeline will impact their livelihoods

A briefing by HakiRasilimali & Oxfam concludes that the Lindi-Mtwara gas pipeline construction has left many people without adequate information. It calls for increased information sharing and consultation to ensure that infrastructure project...

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4 July 2017

Lebanon: Syrian construction workers suffer from poor living conditions and sponsorship system restrictions

Author: Timour Azhari, The Daily Star (Lebanon)

“Migrant construction workers feel the squeeze”, 23 June 2017...

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4 July 2017
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Author: Ricardo Senra, BBC Brasil

"Noruega é maior acionista de mineradora denunciada por contaminação na Amazônia", 28 de junho de 2017...

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30 June 2017
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Author: William Mapote, VOA-Serviço em Português para África (Mozambique)

"Ordem dos Advogados abre processos contra multinacionais em Moçambique-Em causa, violações de direitos humanos das comunidades rurais", 29 de junho de 2017...

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26 June 2017

UN Committee reminds govts. of duty to establish remedies beyond natl. borders for adverse corporate human rights impacts

Author: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

“Business and human rights: States’ duties don’t end at the national borders”, 23 Jun 2017...

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16 June 2017

UK: Blog addresses London Grenfell Tower Fire from business & human rights angle

Author: Anna Dannreuther for RightsInfo (UK)

...KCTMO is a private company registered in England and Wales. The building’s architects, renovators, and contractors, are also all “business enterprises” for the purposes of the UNGPs, and they therefore must respect each and every one of the rights...

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18 May 2017

Court stops Kenya Airports Authority from evicting locals to pave way for airport expansion

Author: Charles Lwanga, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Court bars KAA from paying off residents to expand Malindi airport"...

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