World Rainforest Movement

Human Rights Violations and Criminalization

One of the common characteristics of the advance of the direct drivers of deforestation (such as tree plantations, mining, oil extraction, hydrodams, etc.), as well as in the creation of ´protected areas´ or ´sustainable forest management´ areas, and REDD+ projects, is the violation of human rights. Globally, criminalization and assassination of community leaders and NGO activists is on the rise, related to an increase of conflicts, especially related to land issues, as result of the general tendency of increasing land and forest grabbing.


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