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The IIM Lucknow National Leadership Award - 2008 for Community Service and Social Upliftment was presented to Ravi Rebbapragada of the NGO Samata, under the Young Leaders category. The award was given away by the honourable Vice President of India, Shri Hamid Ansari at Vignan Bhavan, New Delhi on 10th June 2009.

View the Manila Declaration that resulted from the March 2009 International Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Extractive Industries.

The Right to education project launches new website to promote social mobilisation and legal accountability.

Watch the exciting new video from our friends, Amnesty International.

Yesterday, Judge Kimba Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York set a trial date of February 9, 2009 for a human rights and racketeering case against the Royal Dutch Shell company (Shell) and the head of its Nigerian operation, Brian Anderson.

The ICJ made public the final report of the Expert Legal Panel on Corporate Complicity in International Crimes it set up in 2006 to explore when companies and their officials could be held legally responsible under criminal and/or civil law when they are involved with other actors in gross human rights abuses.

The Land Center for Human Rights issued report No. "47" of the land and farmer sires on: “water problems in Egypt”.

Les mouvements sociaux et organisations de la société civile signataires approuvent la décision du Conseil des Droits de l’Homme des Nations Unies, sur proposition du nouveau Rapporteur spécial sur le droit à l’alimentation, de tenir une session spéciale concernant l’impact de la crise alimentaire mondiale sur la réalisation du droit à l’alimentation, le 22 mai 2008 à Genève.   

The undersigned social movements and civil society organizations welcome the decision of the UN Human Rights Council, upon request of the new UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to food, to hold a special session on the negative impact of the world food crisis on the realization of the right to food, which took place on May 22nd in Geneva.

On behalf of the entire Network, we congratulate the Center for Human Rights and Environment in Argentina (CEDHA) for winning this year's Sierra Club Earth Care Award!