Indonesia: UPR Press Statement

The state is yet to position human rights as a priority agenda.

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El Salvador passes anti-mining law

The new law aims to protect public health and the environment of El Salvador.

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A long way for Sri Lanka

Despite commitments and promises, the human rights record doesn't improve. 

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Violence in Ecuador

Churches & Mining Network supports the Shuar indigenous people.

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LGBTI Rights & Integrity of HRC

The Human Rights Council's integrity and authority is being threatened. 

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Business and Human Rights

Corporation need to be held accountable to their human rights obligations. 

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DRC at a crossroads

End repression against dissidents and ensure democratic elections.

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Filipino Community Workers Discuss Ways to Empower Those Affected by the Negative Impacts of Mining

The adoption of the Philippines Mining Act in 1995 opened up the proliferation of mining permits handed to foreign corporations. The Act facilitates the extraction of mining resources by foreign investors, but has very little value added for the local economy. The mining sector represents less than 2% of the Gross Domestic Product of the Philippines and employs less than 0.4 % of the labor force. And yet mining activities have serious negative...

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World Social Forum: Delegation of Franciscans Will Speak Up for Communities Affected by Mining and Extreme Poverty

Franciscans International and Romans VI (the Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation group of the Franciscan Family) are sending a team of 15 delegates to the World Social Forum in Montreal, Canada, that is taking place from August 9th to 14th, 2016.

The delegation will speak out and advocate for the most marginalised in three big areas: crimes committed by the mining industry, the rights of those living in extreme poverty, and ensuring that...

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Residents in one of Nairobi's Largest Informal Settlements Make Plans to Address the Violations of their Rights

Mukuru, Nairobi, is one of Kenya’s largest informal settlements. It counts over 100 000 residents and is characterised by poor drainage and sewage systems, poorly designed houses built near the road reserves and drainage system, and the grabbing of land meant for development of infrastructure.  Infrastructural expansion has become a complex task due to land cartels and gangs who strongly oppose upgrading initiatives. Social amenities put up by...

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