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by Aparna Polavarapu (University of South Carolina - School of Law) Abstract:      In sub-Saharan Africa and globally, battles for rights relating to customary law...
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The Kenyan government has sent police troops to Embobut forest area (in Elgeyo Marakwet County, Western Kenya) to forcefully evict thousands of the indigenous inhabitants of the Sengwer and...
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(WNN/UN University) Jingumae, Shibuya, TOKYO, EASTERN ASIA: Food is treated as a private good in today’s industrial food system, but it must be re-conceived as a common good in the transition toward...
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  Struggles over land rights have emerged as one of the foremost social and environmental challenges across much of Africa. Tanzania has been the focus of one of the most widely publicised land-...
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  For Immediate Release August 29, 2013 Contacts:Abby Rubinson, Earthjustice, (415) 217-2047, arubinson@earthjustice.orgAmanda Kistler, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL...
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(WNN) Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA, EASTERN ASIA: As Phnom Penh, Cambodia continues to be gripped by the forced eviction crisis, protests supporting the release of the most outspoken person in the ‘stop...
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While many governments and civil society supported the negotiation of a declaration, the USA and some European states, as well as Korea and Japan remain opposed. The international peasant movement La...
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The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) between investors and states was established in 1965 with the adoption of the Washington Convention, establishing a specific...
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Pursuant to paragraph 1 of Human Rights Council resolution 21/19, the first session of the working group will be held from15 to 19 July 2013, in Room XX of the Palais des Nations (Geneva)....
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British company GCM Resources was dealt a serious blow today as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) agreed to consider complaints regarding severe human rights violations...
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