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MGoS: "HLPF 2021 Failed!"
By: HIC-HLRN
23 July 2021
Major Groups and Other Stakeholders (MGoS) Coordination Mechanism Statement on the 2021 Ministerial Declaration   United Nations High Level Political Forum Fails to Respond to the Call of Peoples in Times of Crises! Its Ministerial Declaration Does Not Rise to the Occasion for Bold and Transformative Action   The United Nations High Level Political
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State of the Right to Food and Nutrition Report, 2021
By: HIC-HLRN
23 July 2021
When the first cases of COVID-19 made headlines a year and a half ago, few would have imagined the magnitude the pandemic would reach and the disastrous outcomes that would follow. What started as a health crisis, quickly turned into a livelihood and food crisis. Millions of people have lost
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Brazil: Law Threatens Indigenous Land Rights
By: Luiza Paiva, Global Witness
20 July 2021
The Brazilian law threatening Indigenous land rights   In Brazil, Indigenous Peoples are at the centre of a dispute threatening their land and human rights, as well as the fight to save our planet. A series of anti-indigenous bills have been proposed in the Brazilian Congress that pose huge risks to the
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Israel’s JNF Secret Ops to Get Palestinian Land
By: Hagar Shezad, Haaretz
15 July 2021
Israel Recruited the Jewish National Fund to Secretly Buy Palestinian Land for Settlers Haaretz reveals details of a series of deals carried out by Himanuta, a Jewish National Fund subsidiary, in the West Bank, one of which involved the Defense Ministry. The Bakri house in Hebron, for example, was bought for
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UN Unveils Plan to Halt Biodiversity Loss
By: edie newsroom
12 July 2021
`Urgent policy action needed`: UN unveils draft Paris-style plan to halt biodiversity loss     Eliminating all plastic pollution and ending $500bn of annual government subsidies that harm nature are among the targets in a UN draft plan for averting Earth`s sixth mass extinction.   The draft plan has been released today (12 July) by the UN Convention
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UN Unveils Plan to Halt Biodiversity Loss
By: edie newsroom
12 July 2021
Eliminating all plastic pollution and ending $500bn of annual government subsidies that harm nature are among the targets in a UN draft plan for averting Earth`s sixth mass extinction. The draft plan has been released today (12 July) by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), following pre-talks for the 15th Biodiversity COP in Kunming,
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Palestine: Urgent Appeal to Release Shatha Odeh
By: Submitted by Odeh and Abu Fannouneh Families
11 July 2021
Urgent Appeal for the Release of Ms. Shatha Odeh Abu Fannouneh, Director of the Health Work Committees (HWC)   For the attention of: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Michele Bachelet Jeria   1. Introduction   Ms. Shatha Odeh Abu Fannouneh (Palestinian I.D. 937893063), a 60-year-old mother of three, was subject to Israel
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Romania: Sign-on to Halt Evictions
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07 July 2021
Appeal to the Romanian State Authorities  and International Organizations:  Increased Risk of Eviction in Pata Rât of Cluj-Napoca!   The current situation   More than 10 years have passed since the eviction of 76 Roma families from Coastei Street in Cluj-Napoca and their forced relocation near ​​the city`s waste dump in Pata Rât. The children of
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Gaza: World Bank Sets War Losses @ $570 mil
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07 July 2021
US$570 million physical and economical losses in Gaza, says World Bank   RAMALLAH—The eleven days of hostilities in May 2021 in Gaza resulted in the loss of over 260 people, including 66 children and 41 women, and exacerbated previous traumas in particular among children. The human toll was aggravated by overall damage
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Human Rights and Land Event: Friday, 9 June
By: HIC-HLRN
05 July 2021
Draft general comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights   Friday 9 July 2021, 13:30 – 16:30 CEST live on Zoom from Villa Moynier, Geneva     The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is now developing a general comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The purpose of this general
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Nordic Fund Bans 16 Firms over Illegal Colonies
By: Gwladys Fouche and Simon Jessop, Reuters
05 July 2021
Nordic fund KLP excludes 16 companies over links to Israeli settlements in West Bank     OSLO—Norway`s largest pension fund KLP said on Monday it would no longer invest in 16 companies including Alstom ALSO.PA and Motorola MSI.N because of their links to Israeli settlements in the West Bank.   Along with a number of other countries, Norway considers
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The Nakba and the Polish Law
By: Gilad Atzmon, Al Mayadeen net
30 June 2021
In 1948, more than 700,000 Palestinians were ethnically cleansed by the newly born Jewish `State`. This catastrophic racially driven crime is called the Nakba.     "Israel" seems upset by a new Polish law that sets a 30-year deadline for Jews to recover seized property. The legislation is yet to be approved by
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Lebanon’s Sectarian Oligarchic Economy
By: Mat Nashed, Fanack
30 June 2021
How a Sectarian Oligarchy Destroyed Lebanon’s Economy   Lebanon is coping with an unprecedented banking crisis that has plunged more than half of the population into poverty. Those responsible are sectarian political elites who have plundered the economy since Lebanon’s civil war ended in 1990.   Besides a glitchy downtown quarter reserved for the rich
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Texas Criminalizes Homelessness
By: National Low-income Housing Coalition
28 June 2021
Texas Passes Statewide Camping Ban     Amid a housing affordability crisis, cities across the U.S. have been struggling with their unsheltered populations. Two years ago, Austin, Texas, decriminalized activities related to homelessness. But this year, citizens voted to re-criminalize them — as the state banned “public camping.”     Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed legislation on
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USA: Florida Keys Sinking
By: Oliver Milman, Mother Jones
25 June 2021
Florida Keys’ Fate: “The Water Is Coming and We Can’t Stop It” As seas rise and storms intensify, residents face a stark reality.     Long famed for its spectacular fishing, sprawling coral reefs and literary residents such as Ernest Hemingway, the Florida Keys is now acknowledging a previously unthinkable reality: it faces being overwhelmed by
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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
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Special Rapporteurs on adequate housing @ 20
By: OHCHR
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
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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
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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
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UN to Plumb “root causes” in Israel/Palestine
By: HIC-HLRN
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
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