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Field with tractors
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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
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
Farmers work the rice fields in Palung, Nepal
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Land tenure and agrofuels

Enforced evictions and illegal expropriations deeply influences the life of indigenous peoples upsetting their traditional way of living: the way to organise the collective life, the way to feed, ...

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