Nación U'wa se levantó de la mesa de dialogo con el gobierno colombiano

Fueron aproximadamente catorce horas viaje, para que la delegación del Pueblo U´wa se encontrara en Bogotá dispuesta a cumplir la cita agendada con los representantes . . .

U'wa Nation Walks out of Negotiations with the Colombian Government

It took over fourteen hours of travel for the U'wa Nation delegates to arrive to Bogotá, Colombia , to attend the scheduled meeting with the . . .

Landmark Report Promotes Human Rights in Transboundary Investments

Almost 10 years ago, hundreds of villagers in Sre Ambel District in Koh Kong Province in south-western Cambodia were violently evicted from their homes to . . .

Experts Help Communities Take Control of Justice

I’ve just come back from a workshop in Amsterdam dedicated to one of ERI’s newest initiatives. This project – we’re calling it the “ community-driven . . .

A Rocky Road to Justice in the Amazon

An agreement has been reached between indigenous federations of four river basins in Peru´s northern Amazon, the National Government, and Pluspetrol, the Argentine oil company . . .

Climate Change & Climate Justice

The Problem

 
Burning fossil fuels, such as coal and gas, account for most of the world’s global warming pollution. Some say we have harmed the planet sufficiently that there is no going back.  
 
We are already seeing some of the effects—draughts,  floods and storms. We all suffer the consequences of climate change, but poor communities, especially in developing nations, suffer the most. 
 
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Accountability & Transparency in the Extractive Industries

The Problem

Extraction of natural resources, such as oil, gas, and minerals, can be a lucrative business. For people living in resource rich areas, it can be deadly.

People who live in areas where extractive industries operate often face poverty and human rights abuses. The industries exacerbate human rights abuses in many countries by making lands uninhabitable by polluting the environment.  

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Land Rights and Clean Environments for Vulnerable Communities

The Problem

Every day people are told that they can no longer live on the land that their family has lived on for generations.

If they refuse to leave, they can get arrested, physically injured, and forcibly relocated.

For many communities living in developing countries, this is an all to common problem. By simply living on resource-rich land that is desirable to corporations, they are at risk of becoming victims to land grabbing and forced eviction without free, prior, and informed consent.

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