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Numerous human rights defenders have been alerting the public to the dangers that the Vale dam posed to the people of Brumadinho, Brazil. On 25 January 2019, the dam exploded, unleashing a wave of toxic mud that killed or disappeared more than 300 people, the deadliest mining tragedy...

           

Since the early days of the Bolsonaro presidency, ESCR-Net members have repeatedly repudiated human rights harms posed by the far-right government in Brazil. Recently correcting Bolsonaro’s baseless claims about “false human rights” at the recent Davos World...

Multiple ESCR-Net members, human rights organizations and social movements in Brazil and beyond have raised serious concerns following the election far-right retired military officer Jair Bolsonaro to head the world’s fourth-largest democracy.

The groups cite statements made by president...

­­­­­The Corporate Accountability Working Group had a marked presence at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva 27-29 November, with 21 of its members engaged. Amongst the more visible actions by ESCR-Net members was a side panel addressing instances of corporate...

Justiça Global - an ESCR-Net member - has denounced as unacceptable attacks committed by Brazilian armed forces in the favelas of Río de Janeiro. According to Justiça Global, Brazil is...

Every year, 14 March is marked by worldwide protests against dams and their impact on human rights of affected communities, since the first International day of action against  dams and for rivers, water and life held in 1991. This year, again, thousands of people...

The Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) and the Red de Cooperación Amazónica (RCA) have recently launched the publication ...

ESCR-Net member Plataforma Dhesca has been chosen to head the National Human Rights Council (NHRC) in Brazil, which seeks to promote and defend human rights...

The Red Latinoamericana sobre Industrias Extractivas (RLIE), of which Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación is a member, launched a new website...

Several Women and ESCR Working Group (WESCR WG) members participated in and led sessions at the 2016 13th AWID International Forum, “Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice,” from September 8-11 2016 in Bahia, Brazil. These included:...