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Amnesty International Resources

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Reports & Research
September 2016
Guatemala
Honduras

An insidious wave of threats, bogus charges, smear campaigns, attacks and killings of environmental and land activists in recent months has made Honduras and Guatemala the most dangerous countries on earth for those protecting natural resources, Amnesty International said in a new report six months after the brutal murder of Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres.

Reports & Research
August 2016
Guatemala
Honduras

Defendemos la tierra con nuestra sangre explora el aumento de la estigmatización, las amenazas, los ataques y los homicidios, así como la falta de justicia, a los que se enfrentan las personas y comunidades que luchan por proteger el medio ambiente frente a los proyectos en gran escala de minería, extracción de madera y producción de energía hidroeléctrica.

Reports & Research
November 2015
Colombia

Forced displacement and the misappropriation of land, often through violence and intimidation, have been a defining feature of Colombia’s internal armed conflict. These human rights violations and abuses have targeted above all Indigenous, Afro-descendant and peasant farmer communities. For these communities, whose identities and livelihoods are intimately linked with the land on which they live and work, the trauma of displacement has been particularly acute.

February 2010
Colombia

Colombia cuenta con uno de los legados indígenas más diversos del mundo, queengloba a una gran variedad de culturas,idiomas, estructuras sociales y formas de vida.Según el censo de 2005, en Colombia vivencasi 1,4 millones de indígenas, en torno al 3,4por ciento de la población total. Los cálculossobre el número de grupos indígenas distintosvarían: el censo de 2005 registró 85, pero,según la Por ejemplo, menos del 8 por ciento de lastierras de los resguardos son aptas para laagricultura.

Reports & Research
December 2008
Cambodia

This report published in 2008, shows how, contrary to Cambodia’s obligations under international human rights law, those affected by evictions have had no opportunity for genuine participation and consultation beforehand. Information on planned evictions and on resettlement packages has been incomplete and inaccurate, undermining the rights of those affected to information, and to participate in decisions which affect the exercise of their human rights, in particular the right to adequate housing.

Reports & Research
December 2008
Cambodia

ABSTRACTED FROM THE INTRODUCTION: This report shows how, contrary to Cambodia’s obligations under international human rights law, those affected by evictions have had no opportunity for genuine participation and consultation beforehand. Information on planned evictions and on resettlement packages has often been incomplete and inaccurate, undermining the right to information of those affected.