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Comité Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida (Environmental Committee in Defense of Life), an environmental and human rights defenders' movement in Colombia, held a symbolic act on Tuesday, October 2, in front of the Palace...


A toothless tool? First impressions on the Draft Optional Protocol to the Legally Binding Instrument on Business and Human Rights


Authored by ESCR-Net members: Gabriela Kletzel & Andrés López Cabello, Centro de Estudios...

ESCR-Net member, Habi Center for Environmental Rights, has lost a longstanding leader in the struggle for environmental rights and social justice. Mohamed "Nagi" Ibrahim Mohamed Salem has represented...

The Chixoy hydroelectric project, located in the Departments of Alta Verapaz and Baja Verapaz in Guatemala, is responsible for massive human harms, according to ESCR-Net member...

ESCR-Net member Consejo de Pueblos Wuxhtaj (Council of the Wuxhtaj Peoples), an affiliate of the Consejo de Pueblos Maya (Plurinational Council of Maya Peoples) in the Department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala, has denounced the...

In March, 88 civil society organizations joined voices in a collective letter urging prominent financial investors to stop backing Bridge International Academies (BIA), a multinational for-profit corporate network running more than 500 schools in Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda and India....

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights found the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo responsible for the 2004 massacre of over 70 people in Kilwa, in the southeast of the country, and granted a landmark compensation of US $2.5 million to the victims and...

The Corporate Responsibility Coalition (CORE) collaborated with Anti-Slavery International, Unicef UK, and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre to...

Representatives from 35 civil society organizations and community groups based in 11 countries in South and Southeast Asia participated in a workshop on how individuals and communities harmed by development projects can seek recourse.  Several ESCR-Net members, including...

On April 28, 2017, the South African Company AngloGold Ashanti issued a press release regarding the mining project “La Colosa” in the town of Cajamarca, department of Tolima, Colombia. The press release announced their decision to stop all project activities, and...

Indian social movement leader Prafulla Samantara has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize...