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According to the Brazilian Platform of Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Human Rights (DhESCA Brazil), the National Council of Human Rights (CNDH) has...

From 26 to 28 August, 2015, the Women and ESCR Working Group held an international strategy meeting to promote women's ESCR in Montevideo, Uruguay. The meeting – “Advancing Women’s ESCR: Alternative Visions of Development, Land and Property Rights”...

On 19 August, ESCR-Net sent a letter to the Government of Guatemala to underscore its concern about the criminalization of a...

In a statement released on August 6, 2015, the Consejo del Pueblo Wuxhtaj (CPW) of Guatemala denounced what is tantamount to a new assault on the Wuxhtaj people as a result of activities advancing hydroelectric projects.

In March of this...

In response to the recent wave of land grabbing and plundering, the concentration of land and water in the hands of a few powerful entities, as well as the growing privatization and commoditization of nature, FIAN International has...

ESCR-Net member Otros Mundos Chiapas dennounced the proliferation of mining concessions in Mexican...

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On June 22, 2015, under the banner of POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (the ‘anti-POSCO people’s movement,’ or PPSS), hundreds of  villagers observed Black day at Patna village to mark the 10th Anniversary of the signing of an MOU between the government of Odisha in...

At request of Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragems (MAB), a group of the National Human Rights Council were in Altamira last week to prove the allegations of rights violations that are occurring with the...

ESCR-Net sent a second letter to the government of Cambodia to urge further measures to respect rights of families affected by forced evictions from the Boeung Kak Lake area