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Indian social movement leader Prafulla Samantara has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, which honors the achievements and leadership of grassroots environmental...

MiningWatch Canada has called on the Canadian Government to denounce the harassment and criminalization of members of human rights and environmental justice organizations and local community leaders, as well as a member of their staff, for their participation

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This report is the third in a planned five-volume series looking at the effectiveness of strategic litigation. ...

On 27 March, 2017, the residents of the Cajamarca region of Colombia, decided by a democratic popular vote to reject a mining project that threatens an environmentally protected rural area in their region....

El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly voted in March, 2017 to become the first country to ban mining for gold and other metals, and cancel projects in the pipeline. This was a development driven by several NGOs and social movements and have expressed serious...

Extensive mining in the Bisie region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led to tension and conflict between local communities and mining operators. The ...

Around the world, social movements and human rights advocates are celebrating the definitive suspension of the POSCO-India project. The project, which represented the largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in India’s history, entailed a massive integrated...

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...

This animation explains the rights of people displaced by dam projects and guides people on how to access their...