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Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 30 September 2020

Defending the environment is defending our future from the climate crisis

Environmental defenders are at risk for opposing projects that exacerbate the climate crisis. It is urgent to prioritize within climate action their protection.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 7 September 2020

Environmental racism and the differentiated harm of the pandemic

In discussing and addressing the pandemic, it is essential to know that it does not reach all people in the same way, that it puts traditional communities at risk of extinction.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Toxic Pollution | 27 August 2020

Moving towards clean food production, without glyphosate

There exists an urgent need in the region to move towards a more sustainable ecological model that abandons agrochemicals like glyphosate, known to cause serious harms.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 20 August 2020

Championing Lake Poopó’s recovery to protect the life it holds

Bolivia's second largest lake has been damaged by the diversion of rivers, the climate crisis, and mining activities to the point of putting at risk all the life systems that depend on it.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 18 August 2020

Preserving Bolivia’s High-Andean lakes, sources of life

Located at 13,000 feet above sea level, in the high plateau of the Bolivian Andes, the Poopó and Uru Uru lakes are a source of life for indigenous...read more

Indigenous Rights, Mining | 1 July 2020

Mexico’s Federal Mining Law threatens human rights of indigenous peoples

International civil society organizations submitted amicus curiae briefs to the Mexican Supreme Court in support of the State of Puebla-based Masewal people’s constitutional action.read more

Indigenous Rights, Mining | 30 June 2020

Belo Sun project puts Amazon at serious risk of contamination

The Canadian company developing Belo Sun is failing to take sufficient measures to prevent a planned gold mine from contaminating groundwater and surface water sources.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 29 June 2020

Protecting environmental defenders, a State duty that mustn’t be deferred

The work of environmental defenders has been recognized within the international system of human rights as essential, in a democratic society, for strengthening the respect of other rights.read more

Indigenous Rights, Mining | 17 June 2020

Expert report: proposed gold mine in Brazilian Amazon presents unacceptable risk

Hydrogeologist recommends that Canadian company Belo Sun’s licence be revoked.read more

Indigenous Rights, Mining | 4 June 2020

Continued extractive activities put indigenous and rural communities at increased risk from the pandemic

States must implement comprehensive and concerted health strategies to respect, guarantee and protect indigenous and peasant communities near mining or oil exploitation projects.read more

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