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Brazil: Indigenous Protest New Land Law
By: Anthony Boadle, editing by Matthew Lewis/Reuters
24 June 2021
Police tear gas indigenous protest for land rights in Brazil   BRASILIA, Riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a group of indigenous people protesting on Tuesday outside Brazil`s Congress against a bill lawmakers were about to debate that would undermine recognition of protected reservation lands.   The protesters, among them

Special Rapporteurs on adequate housing @ 20
22 June 2021
Today, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Balakrishnan Rajagopal, presents his report to the UN Human Rights Council: “20 years Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing – Tacking stock – moving forward”   The report (A/HRC/47/43) highlights key achievements and contributions of the mandate since its establishment

Sudanese Women adopt positive Discrimination Principle
By: Radio Dabanga
20 June 2021
Over 30 associations of displaced women from war zones in the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile, and Darfur regions have demanded the adoption of the principle of positive discrimination for justice and access to rights, along with fair compensation for injustices and at least 20 per cent representation of women at

Tanzania: Safari Tourism Evict Maasai en Masse
By: Oakland Institute
16 June 2021
Thousands of Maasai Face Eviction for Safari Tourism in Tanzania   The threat that “Fortress Conservation” poses to the survival of Indigenous communities around the world is growing. Amidst the daily flood of emails, we wanted to ensure that you didn’t miss our latest report sounding the alarm on massive, planned evictions

UN to Plumb “root causes” in Israel/Palestine
27 May 2021
The UN Human Rights Council convened a special session on 27 May 2021 to debate and vote (24–9) on a resolution to urgently dispatch an open-ended commission of inquiry in response to the recent events leading to military conflict between Israel and armed groups in the blockaded and besieged Gaza

Irish Parliament: Israeli Colonies = Annexation
By: Cate McCurry and James Ward, Independent
26 May 2021
Ireland has become the first EU member state to declare the building of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories as de facto annexationز Ireland became the first EU member state to do so after a Sinn Fein motion received cross-party support in the Dail. .   A Dail motion, tabled by Sinn Fein, was passed

Israeli Settler Money Trail Found
By: Uri Blau / Shomrim, Forward
25 May 2021
The money trail behind the Jerusalem eviction battle that sparked the latest Israeli-Palestinian violence, exposed     One of the triggers for the recent conflagration in East Jerusalem, which quickly spread across Israel, was an effort to evict Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.   Like so many real-estate cases over the so-called Green Line that

Palestine: Call for Action
25 May 2021
HRC 30th Special Session: Call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to adopt a resolution on the grave human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel   On 27 May 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) will hold a Special Session in relation to the

How Low-income-housing Tax Credits Enrich Private Interests
By: Peter J Reilly, Forbes
24 May 2021
Low-income Housing Tax Credit Enriching Private Interests At Expense Of Common Good     According to the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, there is no clear rule to the effect that living in the land of the free and the home of the brave gives one a right to housing. Nonetheless, the Federal Government

Palestine: CSOs Urge States` Diligence in UNHRC
By: Various NGOs
21 May 2021
Joint letter to Permanent Missions to the UN at Geneva   Regional and international civil society organizations from around the world call on UN Member States to address the escalating and institutionalized Israeli attacks against Palestinians on both sides of the Green Line during the 30th HRC Special Session (Endorsing signatures listed

Puerto Rico: Still No Relief since Hurricane Maria
By: Ivis Garcia, American Bar Association
21 May 2021
The Lack of Proof of Ownership in Puerto Rico Is Crippling Repairs in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria        When Hurricane Maria made landfall in September 2017, it devastated the tiny island of Puerto Rico. The level of damage proved far more severe than the territory’s government could bear. More than a

Climate Change Displaces Over 40 Million
By: Ajit Niranjan, Deutsche Welle
20 May 2021
Extreme weather displaces record numbers of people as temperatures rise More than 40 million people were driven from their homes by continued conflict and worsening weather in 2020 as the climate grew increasingly chaotic.        Storms, floods, wildfires and droughts drove more than 30 million people from their homes last year, as rising

Gaza: Refugees Shelter at UNRWA Schools
19 May 2021
Displaced Palestine refugees seek shelter at UNRWA schools in Gaza Format       In the Gaza Strip, where approximately 70 per cent of the population are Palestine refugees, catastrophic bombardment is being carried out as the besieged coastal enclave enters the 14th year of an air, land and sea blockade that has devastated lives, infrastructure and

Day of Action in Solidarity with Palestine
By: Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
18 May 2021
Day of Action in Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising and General Strike: Tuesday, May 18 As Israel is continuing its massacres in Gaza, its attacks in Jerusalem and settler mob violence throughout occupied Palestine from the river to the sea, Palestinians have called for a general strike!Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

Responsibility for Single-use Plastic
By: Michael Corkery and Somini Sengupta, The New York Times
18 May 2021
Here Is Who’s Behind the Global Surge in Single-Use Plastic A new report shows that a surprisingly small number of big companies and banks are behind the manufacturing and financing of much of the world’s single-use plastic.     The throwaway plastic that holds our takeout food and wraps our dry cleaning is widely seen

Pattern of Israeli Attacks on Gazan Homes
By: Amnesty International
17 May 2021
Israel/OPT: Pattern of Israeli attacks on residential homes in Gaza must be investigated as war crimesIsraeli forces have displayed a shocking disregard for the lives of Palestinian civilians by carrying out a number of airstrikes targeting residential buildings in some cases killing entire families - including children - and causing

Nakba Day: HIC-HLRN Solidarity with Palestine
15 May 2021
The Housing and Land Rights Network of Habitat International Coalition stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people resisting institutionalize material discrimination and attempted erasure from their land and homes by the State of Israel. We hear their message: “No peace will prevail without justice.”   As we mark Nakba Day, the Israeli

ICC Must Investigate Attacks on Homes
By: Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Gaza) and Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (London)
14 May 2021
Attacks against civilian homes must stop; those responsible must be investigated by the ICCGAZA CITY and LONDON—Al Mezan and LPHR are gravely concerned that the first 72 hours of Israel`s military operation in Gaza has seen a resumption of the key feature of the 51-day hostilities in the summer of

Cities Unprepared for Climate Change
By: Fiona Harvey, Mother Jones/The Guardian
13 May 2021
Cities Are Woefully Unprepared for the Havoc of Climate Change More than 40 percent have no adaptation plan, a global survey suggests.     One in four cities around the world lack the money to protect themselves against the ravages of climate breakdown, even though more than 90 percent are facing serious risks, according to

al-Quds: UNSRs Deplore Brutal Policing, Evictions
11 May 2021
East Jerusalem: UN experts deplore brutal police response to protests, urge eviction threats to be lifted  GENEVA UN human rights experts today expressed grave concerns about Israel`s aggressive response to protests in East Jerusalem, and called on Israel, as the occupying power, to immediately lift its threat to evict hundreds of

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