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Land grabbing: what does it truly mean?

Ludovica Dal Molin, holds a master's degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padua. She is currently working in an organization that deals with the integration ...

Last update 3 Jul 2019
Cover of the Coalition for Human Rights in Development's report called “Uncalculated Risks. Threats and attacks against human rights defenders and the role of development financiers”
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Coalition for Human Rights in Development: the report “Uncalculated Risks. Threats and attacks against human rights defenders and the role of development financiers” has been published

The Coalition for Human Rights in Development and the Defenders in Development Campaign have published “Uncalculated Risks. Threats and attacks against human rights defenders and the role of ...

Last update 5 Jul 2019
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, letter to world leaders entitled "They should have known better"
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A letter from the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to world leaders

The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, is raising the alarm regarding the fact that governments and corporations around the world are making it ...

Last update 29 Aug 2018
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
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United Nations: the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples published the report on her visit to Mexico

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, published the report which examines the situation of indigenous peoples in Mexico. The report is based on ...

Last update 10 Aug 2018
 International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, logo
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International Conference “Defending the Defenders - New Alliances for Protecting Indigenous Peoples’ Rights”

Copenhagen, Denmark 5 - 6 September 2018 The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) with the financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark is organising the ...

Last update 3 Aug 2018
A painting on yellow cloth, created for an exhibit inside the UNESCO Headquarters, in occasion of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.
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The inhuman working conditions in monocropping plantations as new forms of slavery

Despite the large mechanization in the agrofuels sector, there are still some activities requiring the intensive human labour: the preparation of the soil before sowing, mostly pulling up roots and ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
A Sudanese student drinks and washes her face at a new water fountain in a primary school for girls
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The effects of the production and the use of agrofuels on human rights: the indigenous peoples’ right to natural resources

The indigenous peoples' right to own and possess their territories extends to natural resources. The ILO Convention No. 169 specifies that the term 'land' used in Article 14 of the Convention is ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
A Kirghiz family at the foot of the Kongur mountains in Xinjiang, China.
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The effects of the production and the use of agrofuels on human rights: the indigenous peoples' right to land and territory

The licences of governments to the companies for the development of agrofuels are easily granted by reason of the presumed advantages that this kind of activity can bring: independence from fossil ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
Arid land
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The effects of the production and the use of agrofuels on human rights: the right to water

The entire production cycle of agrofuels, from sowing to processing, requires a great amount of water: both for irrigation of crops and the phases of processing raw materials to obtain oil or gas. ...

Last update 19 Apr 2012
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Table of relevant cases on indigenous peoples' rights

Case of the Mayagna (Sumo) Awas Tingni Community v. Nicaragua, (Judgment on Merits, Reparations and Costs), Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR), Series C No. 29 (31 August 2001) Case of ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
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The right to water

Water is the essential resource for life and every human being has the right to access to water necessary for his/her basic needs. Nevertheless, the international human rights law, surprisingly, is ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
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Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Climate Change Policies

Jean-Marie Rogue (2009)

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Last update 9 Jan 2012
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Nota al Rapporto UNESCO sui diritti dei popoli

Marco Mascia, Antonio Papisca (1990)

Articolo / Saggio

Last update 26 Feb 2019