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2 July 2020

Peru: Renowned Indigenous human rights defender, Santigo Manuin, passes away due to COVID-19

Author: ABC News

“Santiago Manuin, tireless defender of the Amazon rainforest, succumbs to COVID-19” – 2 July 2020...

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1 July 2020

EU-MERCOSUR Trade Deal threatens environmental human rights in South America, according to Intl. NGOs

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“Planned EU Trade Deal with MERCOSUR threatens climate, environmental protection and human rights” – 26 June 2020...

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30 June 2020

Peru: Important bill to protect Indigenous communities from oil industry growth to be voted on shortly

Author: Reuters

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16 June 2020

Australia: Extractive companies’ projects threaten to destroy Aboriginal heritage sites

Recently, there has been a spate of mining companies destroying or planning to destroy sacred sites for mining. The laws that recognise Aboriginal title to land across Australia often impose conditions on ownership, hampering Aboriginal people’s...

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14 June 2020

Liberia: 22 communities file complaint against Salala Rubber to IFC's Compliance Advisor Ombudsman; alleged abuses include forced eviction & loss of livelihoods

Author: Green Advocates International, in Front Fage Africa (Liberia)

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7 June 2020

Response by Chhaya Devi Complex

Author: Chhaya Devi Complex

"Chhaya Center is a Private Property by default for last 110 years and came to our acquisition only in 2007/08 where a multifunctional Tourism Business Complex has been constructed and operational now. Yes, there has been issues with few groups of...

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7 June 2020

Nepal: Land rights campaign alleges Chhaya Center commercial complex violates rights of Newa indigenous community; companies respond

A land rights campaign group issued a statement alleging that Chhaya Center "violate[s] various rights of the indigenous Newa community in Thamel under the ILO Convention 169 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that apply to...

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3 June 2020
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El proyecto del parque eólico Gunaa Sicarú emprendido por el grupo empresarial francés Électricité de France (EDF) en la comunidad indígena zapoteca de Unión Hidalgo en Oaxaca ha sido acusado en varias ocasiones de no atender los estándares...

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25 February 2020

Kenya: Locals in oil-rich Turkana claim only the elite have benefited from Tullow Oil's operations; company comments

Author: Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Villagers left high and dry as Tullow breaks promise"...

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31 December 2019

Chile: Court upholds complaint from indigenous communities against SQM over water usage rights linked to lithium mining

Author: Reuters and

"SQM dealt blow by environmental court ruling", 27 December 2019....

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