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Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 24 October 2013

Dams, mines threaten indigenous rights: Recommendations from UN human rights expert

By Jessica Lawrence, Earthjustice's research analyst A longstanding goal of Earthjustice and the Interamerican Association for Environmental more

Human Rights | 25 September 2013

Declaration of Civil Society Organizations that Participated in the First Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean

The organizations signing the declaration regret that " the Forum was far from a plural confluence of diverse actors. In the seven panels that more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 11 September 2013

Indigenous rights controversies around Belo Monte consume Brazilian judicial system

Dam license could be suspended due to violations of social and environmental more

Human Rights | 26 July 2013

Organizations call for probe into the murder of Jairo Mora in Costa Rica (Spanish only)

In a letter to Costa Rican General Attorney Jorge Chavarría and René Castro, the minister of environment and energy, local and more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 19 June 2013

UN Representative on Indigenous Peoples asked to investigate human rights violations caused by Panama’s Barro Blanco dam

A total of 12 civil society organizations urged the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya, to conduct a formal investigation into the human rights impacts of the Barro Blanco dam located on the Tabasará River in more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 28 May 2013

Strengthening Protections Through the UN Human Rights System

We see it time and again. Industries spew toxic pollutants into the air. Fracking fouls water with poisonous chemicals. Large dams flood people more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 14 May 2013

Saving the San Pedro Mezquital River from a destructive large dam

If built, the Las Cruces Dam would block the San Pedro Mezquital, the last free-flowing river in Mexico’s western Sierra Madre. It would more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 6 May 2013

Report on the situation in La Oroya (Peru): When investor protection threatens human rights

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) presented a balance of the controversial case of industrial more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 29 November 2012

Amidst criticism, BNDES approves unprecedented loan for controversial Belo Monte dam in Brazilian Amazon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2012 Media Contacts: Astrid Puentes, AIDA, ap[email protected] , +52 1-55 2301-6639 Brent Millikan, more

Coral reefs, Human Rights, Oceans | 17 June 2012

Protecting the rich marine life of Cabo Pulmo Reef

Cabo Pulmo Reef, a 20,000-year-old ecological treasure in Baja California Sur, Mexico, hosts many of the 800 marine species in the Sea of more


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