Harsh sentencing of Aymara leader reveals the politics of criminalization in Peru Aymara leader sentenced to 7 years for protesting against a Canadian mining project

Intercontinental Cry

  by Sian Cowman and Aldo Orellana López     This past month, eighteen Aymara community leaders endured the final stages of a trial that had them facing up to 28 years in prison and massive fines for their alleged●●●

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Call for Papers: State of Power 2018

Transnational Institute (TNI)

  The Transnational Institute (TNI) in the Netherlands is issuing an open call for essays/short papers and artistic collaborations for its forthcoming report on the issue of counter-power.       TNI’s annual State of Power reports have, since their launch●●●

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Historic Wins for Democracy and Rights in El Salvador

Ethics and Intenational Affairs

  Robin Broad and John Cavanagh | June 19, 2017     Recently there have been two giant wins for democracy, human rights, and the environment in an unlikely spot: the small, embattled nation of El Salvador.   The most●●●

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El Salvador – When The Seeds Of Resistance Bloom

The Democracy Center

      On 29th March 2017 legislators in El Salvador approved a blanket ban on all metal mining activities in the country – the first country in the world to do so. The historic vote came just six months●●●

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Friends of the Earth International demands UN Human Rights Council to put pressure on Israel and to condemn human rights violations on the 50th year of Israeli occupation of Palestine

Radio Mundo Real

   MP3 (4.2 MB) On June 5th, 1967, Israeli military forces attacked Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Jordan armies, in what was the beginning of the “Six-Day War” which resulted in the Israeli seizure of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza●●●

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Is international investment law moving the ball forward on IHRL obligations for business enterprises?


  by Anil Yilmaz-Vastardis   The question of whether businesses are subjects of international law in the absence of express treaty provisions to that effect, and thus can have IHRL obligations, receives mixed answers from legal scholars. Rights granted to●●●

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Our food is not your business

Global Forest Coalition

Alternatives to unsustainable livestock and feedstock farming and the current corporate free trade model     This briefing paper aims to contribute to the many ongoing efforts, actions, and discussions on alternatives to industrial livestock production, whether local, specific or●●●

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