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ESCR-Net is deeply saddened to learn of the violent death of Nilce de Souza Magalhães. The body of “Nicinha,” as she was known by her friends and fellow leaders, was found on Tuesday, June 21, in the lake that had been created by the same Jirau Dam, run by the...

On 3 June 2016, the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) sent ...

The movements of people affected by dams, includding several ESCR-Members, from different Latin-American countries call to organizations, networks, activists and social movements to sum to the mobilizations of the week of March 14...

São Paulo, 24 January, 2016 TO: Sérgio Condeli, Police Department in the State of Rondonia Francisco Borges Neto, Special Delegate for Repression of Crimes Against Life Elias Chaquian Filho, Promotor of Justice RE: Investigation into the disappearance of Ms. Nilce de Souza Magalhães We, the...

The Dam-Affected Movement of Brazil (Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens – MAB) calls for justice and a thorough, independent and impartial investigation following the disappearance of...

Terra de Direitos celebrated a major legal victory this past week when the Civil Court of Cascavel ruled that the agribusiness, Syngenta, is responsible for the death of a landless activist who was...

The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) today authorized the Belo Monte Dam's operating license, which allows the dam's reservoirs to be filled. The authorization was granted despite clear noncompliance with conditions necessary...