Environment

Oct 11, 2019

Ogoni: Dutch Case Presents Renewed Opportunity to Hold Shell Accountable for Human Rights Abuses in Nigeria

The hearings taking place during the Kiobel v Shell case held in The Hague present a renewed opportunity to hold Shell accountable for its gross human rights abuses in Nigeria. The case will bring to the forefront the accounts of Esther Kiobel and three other women who allege that Shell offered them bribes to give fake testimonies that enabled the execution of the ‘Ogoni Nine’ following...

Oct 11, 2019

Ogoni: Dutch Case Presents Renewed Opportunity...

The hearings taking place during the Kiobel v Shell case held in The Hague present a renewed opportunity to hold Shell accountable for its gross human rights abuses in Nigeria. The case will bring to the...

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Sep 17, 2019

Tibet: World's "Third Pole" is...

The Tibetan plateau, home to the vast Hindu Kush-Himalaya ice sheet, has long been labeled the world’s “third pole”, due to the vastness of its glaciers. However, according to the most...

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Aug 09, 2019

Sindh: Pakistani PM Approves Barrage Project

For years, the inhabitants of the Indus River valley have had their livelihoods threatened by man-made changes in weather patterns, which has resulted in a decrease of water flow by 90% compared to the...

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Aug 08, 2019

Somaliland: Hundreds of Thousands Climate Refugees...

In Somaliland, continuing droughts resulting from fast climate change have eroded the agricultural and pastoralist ways of life of many Somalilanders. As a result, many have fled their homes in rural...

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Jul 25, 2019

Madhesh: Nepalese Lawmakers Discuss Relief and...

Ever since the region was given to Nepal by the East India Company, the Madhesh people have faced discrimination by the Nepalese government and there has been an increased call for more autonomy in the...

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Jul 15, 2019

Hmong in Isolation

UNPO and Congress of World Hmong People submit joint report to the UN highlighting the desperate plight of the Hmong in Laos.

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Jun 03, 2019

Gilgit-Baltistan: Project to Prevent Floods Enters...

With glacial melting on the rise due to climate change, the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in Northern Pakistan are threatened by the overflow of glacier lakes. The second phase of the Glacier...

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May 28, 2019

Iran: Water Mismanagement Negatively Affects Ethnic...

On 22 May 2019, the Brussels International Center for Research and Human Rights (BIC) published a report titled Iran and Climate Refugees: An Alarming Situation. The report identified the severe environmental...

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