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La Fédération Internationale des ligues des Droits de l'Homme (FIDH), Le Business and Human Rights Resource Centre et OECD Watch organisent un debat public sur les recours effectifs pour les victimes de violations des droits de l'homme commises par les entreprises.

 ESCR-Net member Movement of Dam-Affected People (MAB) blockaded the Trans-Amazonian highway to protest against the construction of Belo Monte dam on Xingu river, which is being promoted by Luis Inacio "Lula" da Silva's administration.

Watch the first episode of MMP TV, "Infection in Our Health Care System," an hour-long investigation into the local impacts of the healthcare crisis in Philadelphia.

Amnesty International welcomes the Obama administration's first full contribution to assess the human rights performance of governments around the world, and in particular, the Country Reports' expanded coverage of press freedoms and discrimination against vulnerable groups. However, for a thorough assessment of global human rights, the Country Reports should be more comprehensive and include all rights, not only civil and political, but also economic, social and cultural rights.  

Geneva/Guatemala: Several international organisations and networks that presented a report on the Right to Food call attention at national and international levels to the situation of hunger and malnutrition existing in Guatemala. They demand that the Right to Food be declared a national priority. Moreover, they urge to cease violence and threats against social, community, indigenous, peasant and trade union leaders, and to effectively protect human rights defenders.

Indigenous Achuar From the Peruvian Amazon Face Off
Against Occidental Petroleum Over Destruction of Pristine Rainforest

(Los Angeles, CA) - A key hearing was held yesterday in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the landmark environmental and public health case brought by indigenous Peruvian Achuar and the U.S. NGO Amazon Watch against Los Angeles-based oil giant Occidental Petroleum (OXY). The appeals court's decision will likely determine whether OXY will have to defend its 30 year-old legacy of massive pollution in the northeastern Peruvian Amazon in a courtroom in Los Angeles, just miles from its world headquarters, or whether the case will move to Peru.

The State of the World's Indigenous Peoples is the result of a collaborative effort, organized by the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Joji Carino from Tebtebba Foundation, an ESCR-Net member wrote the first chapter of the report; the chapter is titled Poverty and Well Being.

Western Shoshone Prevail at Ninth Circuit Court on Mt. Tenabo - Court Issues Ruling Enjoining Cortez Hills Open Pit Gold Mine. Court Agrees with Western Shoshone and Allies that the Interior Department's Approval of the Mine Likely Violated Federal Law.