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Historic process continues at the UN: Substantive negotiations of the text of a binding treaty on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

Posted on Oct 18, 2019

The UN Inter-governmental Working Group (IGWG) discussing a treaty on “transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights,” enters its fifth round of negotiations at the UN.

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Dynamics and Processes of Change in the Peruvian Amazon: Learning from the Kechwa-Lamas Peoples

Posted on Sep 30, 2019

The government claims that small-scale agriculture is responsible for deforestation. But this claim ignores government policies that drive land-use changes and destructive markets as well as the exclusion of indigenous peoples through the creation of reserves.

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Indonesia: Violence against Women Workers in Oil Palm Plantations

Posted on Sep 30, 2019

Exploitative working conditions in the oil palm plantations’ industry in Indonesia are persistent and the main victims are mostly women. Although this situation is often overlooked, the production process of the world’s largest producer of palm oil is strongly influenced by its existence.

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New report: Communities in Africa fight back against the land grab for palm oil

Posted on Sep 20, 2019

A new report on the state of industrial oil palm plantations in Africa shows how communities are turning the tide on a massive land grab in the region.

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India: Compensating for Forest Loss or Advancing Forest Destruction?

Posted on Sep 2, 2019

This study looks at how Compensatory Afforestation is accelerating both, the destruction of forests in India by big corporations and the appropriation of community land for the supposed compensation.

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