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Colombia's Constitutional Court reviewed a tutela action case (action seeking protection of constitutional rights) which looked into whether the mining operations of the company Drummond had violated the rights to life, to a healthy environment, to privacy and to health of a citizen and his family living near the Pribbenow open-pit mine, located in La Loma, municipality of El Paso, department of Cesar, in the North of Colombia.  Based in the United States, Drummond develops and processes coal in both the US and Colombia.

Diaguita communities and individuals living in the Huasco river's high basin, in the Atacama region of Chile, filed an action to protect constitutional rights against Compañía Minera Nevada SpA (a subsidiary of Canada-based Barrick Gold) and the Comisión de Evaluación Ambiental (Chile's government agency dealing with environmental issues).

ESCR-Net Members in Cambodia, including Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT), Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International (IDI), celebrated a major political victory for residents of Boeng Kok Lake in Cambodia and other communities claiming redress of human rights abuses relating to projects supported by the World Bank and other IFIs.

 

Country: 
Lebanon
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Women & ESCR
Corporate Accountability
Economic Policy
OP-ICESCR

In February 1990, the Executive Branch commissioned the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) to develop a food security program designed to help the poor maintain small vegetable gardens to produce food for their own consumption. On August 3, 1990, the INTA Board of Directors issued Resolution 239 approving the Pro-Huerta Program.

Download and circulate this new informational fact sheet developed jointly by AWID, Center of Concern, CESR, CIVICUS, DAWN, ESCR-Net, iBase30, and Social Watch on the human rights obligations of the G20.

G20_and_Financial_Regulation.pdf

Download and circulate this new informational fact sheet developed jointly by AWID, Center of Concern, CESR, CIVICUS, DAWN, ESCR-Net, iBase30, and Social Watch on why is a human rights approach needed in financial regulation.

 

Country: 
Zimbabwe
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Economic Policy
OP-ICESCR
In 1985 De Beers mining company drilled a borehole for prospecting purposes and some of the water was supplied to settlements in CKGR. The Government later evicted and resettled the Basarwa outside of the CKGR because they felt that human settlements were incompatible with the conservation of wildlife in the preserve. In an attempt to dissuade the Basarwa from returning, the borehole was also dismantled as it was the only source of water within 40km. In 2006, in the Sesana case, the Court found that this eviction was unconstitutional and allowed the Basarwa to return to the CKGR.

Under the U.S. Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act ("Leadership Act"), U.S. based organizations receiving funding for life-saving HIV prevention work abroad were required to pledge their opposition to prostitution.  Furthermore, on 23 July 2007, USAID and the U.S.