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The Supreme Court (SC) of India has directed 16 states to evict all Scheduled Tribe members and other traditional forest-dwellers before July 27, whose claims were rejected under the Forest Right Act, 2006 (FRA). The order could force more than a million forest dwelling people out of their homes, making it the biggest mass eviction […]
The United Nations’ highest court on Monday called Britain’s claim of sovereignty over the Chagos Islands “illegal” and urged London to “decolonize” the remote archipelago — which is home to one of the most important US overseas military bases — by returning the islands to Mauritius. In a 13-1 vote, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in […]
Current dynamics in Venezuela have reached a critical peak of tension; and like the planet, things are not forecasted to cool off any time soon. Despite some of the gross over-simplifications presented by hastily shared internet memes and myopic news reports, there is much more at stake at this juncture than Venezuela’s national sovereignty. The […]
Plutarco Quintero is resolute. The rainforest has been home to his ancestors for over 600 years—but if it’s going to survive 600 more, the Naso must secure their land rights. Only then, can these Indigenous Peoples protect their culture and continue to care for the land effectively, with unwavering love and devotion, as they always […]
Washington/Berlin – A new report released today by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and Heinrich Boell Foundation exposes how a growing belief that geoengineering is needed to address climate change could actually undermine climate goals while locking in fossil fuel infrastructure for decades to come. The report, Fuel to the Fire: How Geoengineering […]
“When they start mining the seabed, they’ll start mining part of me.” These are the words of a clan chief of the Duke of York Islands – a small archipelago in the Bismarck Sea of Papua New Guinea which lies 30km from the world’s first commercial deep sea mine site, known as “Solwara 1”. The […]
India’s Supreme Court has ordered the eviction of up to 8 million tribal and other forest-dwelling people, in what campaigners have described as “an unprecedented disaster,” and “the biggest mass eviction in the name of conservation, ever.” The ruling is in response to requests by Indian conservation groups to declare invalid the Forest Rights Act, […]
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