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The African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, at its 45th session on 26 May 2017 in Arusha, has ruled in favor of the Ogiek indigenous peoples in their claim against the Kenyan government, for consistent violations and denial of their land rights. The Court held,...

Paraguayan organization Tierraviva a los Pueblos Indígenas del Chaco recently became more optimistic regarding the possibility of achieving new...

On 16 February 2017, the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF); the Center for Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia); and Earth Rights International (ERI) - all members of ESCR-Net - submitted an amicus curiae to the Inter-American Court of...

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

Last week the Canadian Court of Appeal decided that the Canadian jurisdiction is the appropriate place for the lawsuit to be filed against the Canadian company, Tahoe Resources, for human rights violations that took place in Guatemala. The lawsuit was filed by seven...

On 14 October 2016, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ruled in favour of the Government of El Salvador regarding a complaint filed by the Canadian mining company Pacific Rim/...

The cultures of minority and indigenous groups around the world are seriously under threat, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG) in its annual flagship report, ...

Timed to coincide with International Women's Day, EQUIS Justicia Para las Mujeres - an ESCR-Net member from Mexico - recently launched a new campaign advocating...

On December 9, 2015, the Paraguayan Council of Justice (Consejo de Superintendencia de Justicia) issued a decision on the administrative inquiry procedure initiated against human rights’ defender, Julia Cabello, applying a sanction of admonition (amonestación). On...