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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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3 May 2017

Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo 2017 Goldman Prize Recipient for Africa

In 2010, the Congolese government sold SOCO International, a British oil company, the right to explore for oil in an area known as Block V, about half of which extends into…a World Heritage Site…Rodrigue Katembo, 41, is a Congolese park ranger who...

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1 September 2016

ClientEarth calls for review of SOCO Intl. & Cairn Energy's climate-related risks disclosure

Author: ClientEarth

"ClientEarth triggers review of companies’ climate disclosures," 22 Aug 2016...

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28 July 2016
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Author: Christophe Le Bec, Jeune Afrique

"En RD Congo, l’or noir ne fait pas encore recette", 28 juillet 2016...

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26 June 2016

Report on implementing corporate responsibility under the UN framework on business & human rights in Uganda's oil sector

IPIS vzw and ActionAid Uganda have published a third in a series of four reports exploring business and human rights issues in Uganda’s oil sector. This series is a collaboration between IPIS vzw and ActionAid Uganda. The current report explores how...

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23 February 2016

Amnesty Intl. report says UK's OECD National Contact Point is failing to hold companies to account over human rights abuses

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1 February 2016

Uganda: NGOs say granting oil licenses in Lake Edward area could compromise livelihoods & degrade environment

Author: Edward Ssekika, in Oil in Uganda

"NGOs ask government not to grant oil licenses in Lake Edward area"...

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5 January 2016
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30 December 2015

Dem. Rep. of Congo: Global Witness welcomes European Parliament resolution to protect Virunga national park, under threat from oil

Author: Global Witness

Global Witness welcomes the European Parliament's resolution on the protection of the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which calls for EU Member States to help prevent oil activities in the Park and neighbouring areas....

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22 December 2015
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Author: Christelle Marot, Le Point Afrique (France)

« Droits humains - Transparence : les ONG, ces sentinelles », 15 décembre 2015...

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